LIGHT DUTY TRUCK WEIGHT REDUCTION EVALUATION

This contract covers the identification of Types, Makes and Models which constitute the Light Truck world fleet. The attributes which describe the critical functional aspects of trucks of this size are established and specifications to define the attributes obtained. Methods of comparison of attributes are developed to provide a means of comparison leading to the selection of the most efficient design for each type vehicle. The potential for reduction of function is also evaluated. The weight reduction potential for each selected vehicle type is determined based on size reduction, redesign and material substitution methods. Based on the preceding Product Dependent Weight reductions, related reductions in Power and Weight Dependent weights are determined to provide a total weight reduction potential. Effects of the weight reduction are provided.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pioneer Engineering and Manufacturing Company

    2500 East Nine Mile Road
    Warren, MI  USA  48091

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ludtke, N F
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 205 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326058
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-NHTSA-80-6 Final Rpt., HS-805 459
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1451
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1982 12:00AM