HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL FOR COST EFFECTIVE WEIGHT REDUCTION
Substitution of high-strength steels for low-carbon steels in automotive components to control spiraling weight increases in recent years is discussed. Material design interacting parameters are considered for efficient utilization of these materials. The economic justification for material substitution in terms of strength levels and grades are discussed in detail. Significant stamping experience in forming these materials for Lightweight Charger XL is presented in this paper. Examples of formed parts are shown and die modifications associated in forming some of the parts are also outlined.
- Proceedings of the Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, February 23-27, 1976.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Dinda, S
- Karry, R W
- Kasper, A S
- Publication Date: 1976-2
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Cost effectiveness; High strength steel; Lightweight materials; Vehicle components; Weight
- Old TRIS Terms: Weight control
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00132028
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760207 Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM