This paper examines the design challenge represented by the development of the various lightweight automotive wheel programs such as HSLA, aluminum, and plastic. A survey of the various design analysis tools available are made and the phenomenon of correlation between theoretical finite element computer analysis and experimental analysis is investigated. The design issues of optimum weight versus fatigue life, failure detection, material properties, manufacturing stresses, work hardening, temperature sensitivity, creep, and lugnut torque retention are discussed and the new experimental tools required to monitor these issues are described. This paper describes the required link between theoretical and experimental analysis, and specifically describes the creation of the sophisticated testing systems required to accomplish these analyses.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at SAE Passenger Car Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, 11-15 June 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • GLANCE, P
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00303360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790711, HS-029 353U
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1984 12:00AM