HOW THE WEIGHT OF PASSENGER CARS HAS BEEN TRIMMED

In two decades, Japanese carbuilders have reduced the linear mass of carbody shells by improving contruction techniques and using light alloys. Similar savings might have been made in trucks and electrical equipment had weight reduction measures not been offset by more elaborate suspensions and demands for higher power ratings. It is in these two areas that the search for further savings must be made, as large extrusions have brought economic use of material in body construction close to the theoretical limit.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Kato, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Accession Number: 00141570
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1981 12:00AM