ALUMINUM AUTOMOBILE STRUCTURE TO ABSORB IMPACT
An aluminum automobile safety frame has been the main feature of this extensive, basic research project. This paper describes the problems of design and construction of the lightweight frame structure for a research vehicle. Parameters of alloy selection, central strength, potential impact absorption, and frame junction methods are emphasized. Also discussed are future modifications to carry forward basic research to lead to eventual mass production planning.
- From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Tyndall, B
- Publication Date: 1980-6
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 21 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Alloys; Aluminum; Aluminum alloys; Automobiles; Building materials; Energy absorption; Frames; Impacts; Light metals; Lightweight materials; Motor vehicle bodies; Strength of materials; Structures; Vehicle design; Vehicle frames; Vehicle safety; Vehicular materials
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile bodies; Automobile frames; Automobile materials; Structural; Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Design; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment; I34: Steels and Metals; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00331786
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800802
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM