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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Tyndall, B
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

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  • Accession Number: 00331786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800802
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM