The past few weeks the team has been quite busy on the manufacturing of the first ARION4 component, the rider’s seat. It started with the manufacturing of the seat mould which was machined out in shape from a block of tooling board using CNC technology at the School of Engineering […]

ARION4 1st Component Manufacturing

We’ve had a busy week at the ARION HQ. This is the first layup in the bottom half of the bike. This was a full team effort with a few bumps along the way, but we finally got through and have now completed the first layer of the bottom half! […]

Bottom Shell Layup

The shell was comprehensively analysed to establish it aerodynamic performance. This is a vital criteria for the ARION3, as this will be the limiting factor for the final speed of the bike. Ansys kindly provided us with a license their Fluent software, an industry standard for computational fluid dynamics.

Shell CFD

Both of the ARION1’s 20 inch diameter wheels need to be completely covered in an aerodynamic fairing to shield them from the air, and make them as aerodynamic as possible. These wheel fairings are made from lightweight and stiff carbon fibre composite. The ARION1’s wheels spin at over 1500RPM at […]

Wheel fairings manufacture