VEHICLE WEIGHT REDUCTION STUDY

This report studies the potential for primary weight reduction of a 1979 Oldsmobile Omega X-body four-door sedan, by substituting aluminum components for iron and steel components where suitable. A secondary weight reduction is mentioned but is not detailed. This secondary weight saving is due to the fact that smaller and lighter supporting structure may be employed because of the reduced primary weight.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aluminum Company of America

    Automotive Marketing Division
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15219

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-NHTSA-81-2 Final Rpt., HS-805 731
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS-57-80-P-81025
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1982 12:00AM