Drive shafts are mostly used in automotive industry to transmit torque. As a lightweight alternative, composite shafts have been becoming more viable. Superior advantage of stiffness to weight ratio allows vehicles to be fuel efficient by reducing weight. High torque value can be achieved from mechanical properties of carbon fiber and its manufacturing processes.
After safety, speed and weight are the most important parameters for motorsport vehicles. Drive shaft is crucial part of the motorsport vehicles and must have high mechanical properties like fatigue resistance and stiffness. Thanks to the advantages of their mechanical properties, it is possible to achieve higher speeds with carbon fiber composite shafts with motorsport vehicles such as Formula cars.