Physically, a kart frame consists of a handful of steel tubes welded together. However, behind the apparent simplicity lies a complex process, both in the study and design phase and in the construction phase. The second aspect has already been analysed by TKART, showing both the manual
and the automatic and robotic
processes for the production of a frame.
We shall focus on the main parameters required to "understand" a kart chassis: from the characteristics of the tubes to the main measurements of the frame. Indeed, varying one of them by even just a few millimeters results in a kart adopting a different behaviour and reactions out on the track.