[Kartbuilding] information

Stephen Burke sburke at burkesys.com
Fri Nov 21 15:26:42 GMT 2008

Hi Adam,

There are a lot of factors which must be taken into account when choosing 
wall thickness for a chassis. There are stress tests one can do using CAD 
software (SolidWorks etc.).

>From experience however, a wall thickness of 3mm for RHS (Rectangular 
Hollow Section) will suffice for a typical chassis. If the chassis needs 
to be stronger, generally more supports and braces are added (as opposed 
to changing wall thickness of the RHS).

Best of luck,

On Fri, 21 Nov 2008, 30024685 wrote:
> Hello,
> I am an engineering student at Southdown's college. I am making a go
> kart chassis for my project this year, the chassis will be designed to
> take a petrol engine. I have already checked your site for my research
> and would like some advice on the chassis. I would like to know what
> would be the best wall thickness if the go kart chassis is made out of
> 25mm square box section. I would appreciate it if you try and reply ASAP
> because I am on a deadline for this project.
> Yours Sincerely
> Adam Wickham

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