#13 - Cultural Differences on Stiffness

Ever since I helped design and build a Formula SAE car in college, I’ve never really had a firm grasp on stiffness. The conventional wisdom for cars is that the chassis, or frame, of the car has to be extremely stiff torsionally (in twist). Meaning that if a Hulk-version of you lifted up on the front-left wheel arch of your car, the back-left should lift the same amount (rather than sitting floppily on the ground).

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