A complete Formula SAE cart is consists of interrelated combinations of functional system. Some of the major systems are chassis design, suspension system and power train. For suspension system, the design should consider matching and suits with the chassis design and power train system. The research of the suspension design must be applied together with research data of other related system. For examples, the chassis geometry will affect the final FSAE cart wheelbase and track width after we combine it with the suspension system. The wheelbase and track width are very important to the design since there are some rules related to them that need to be concerned.
Suspension system connects the chassis with tires, and different design of suspension system has its own pros and cons on the cart performance. We have to design a suspension system which can help the car perform well in terms of speed while maintaining its design from any failure during the race. We have to ensure that the designed suspension system will not only give high quality ride comfort, but also can sustain loads given in the worst case scenario. Analysis should be done for major components to make sure that the component can resist or minimize any deformation before we can use and fabricate it. Cost can also be minimized by applying analysis since we can determine which area that requires less material usage in the design.