Design, develop and simulation of Go-kart

Document Type : Persian


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering , Khomeinishahr Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

2 Islamic Azad University, Khomeinishahr Branch


Today, the expansion of the Federation of Automobile racing car increases the competition of Go-kart. Go-kart is one of the best and safest car racing competitions. A history of nearly a century in the world. Go-karts are tiny car that can be controlled with good stability on the road and curved path for drivers bring excitement and exhilaration. Stability and control when crossing the road bend are the important parameters in designing Go-karts that the designer should always keep in mind. In this paper, the Go-kart vehicle is simulated in numerical software and then the simulation is versified with experimental test with a Go-kart that is developed in Islamic Azad university, Khomeinishahr Branch. 


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