OPTIMAL DESIGNS WITH ALTERNATE MATERIALS SUITABLE FOR HIGH-VOLUME PRODUCTION
This paper is concerned with optimal designs of thin-sheet double-layer panels made of alternate materials which are suitable for high-volume automotive production. The materials considered are conventional sheet metals such as steel and aluminum, for their suitability in stamping; and chopped-fiber composites such as glass-fiber and carbon-fiber reinforced sheet molding compounds (SMC), for their potential of high production rates in compression molding. Structural optimization techniques are used to obtain the minimum-weight designs of a typical double-layer panel made of each material considered. Potential weight-savings of each type of material under different design considerations are compared.
- From the Third International Conference on Vehicle Structural Mechanics, Proceedings, October 1979.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Chang, D C
- Publication Date: 1979-10
- Pagination: p. 27-33
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Aluminum; Automobiles; Cutting tools; Design; Fiberglass; Gross vehicle weight; Optimization; Sheet metal; Steel; Structural materials; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Cutters; Optimum design
- Subject Areas: Design; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00319730
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790975 Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM