DESIGN THROUGH ANALYSIS OF AN EXPERIMENTAL AUTOMOBILE STRUCTURE

It is evident that the use of impact simulation, static, and dynamic analyses in the pre-prototype phase of the design process can significantly improve the structural efficiency of the design process can significantly improve the structural efficiency of the automobile. As a result of this design project, the accuracy of the structural modeling and analysis was verified by experimental data obtained from a fabricated test vehicle, and the potential value of design through analysis was demonstrated by a significant reduction in structural weight of the project vehicle. /SAE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From: International Conference on Vehicle Structural Mechanics, Second, Proceedings, 1977 (pp 69-81).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Augustitus, J A
    • KAMAL, M M
    • Howell, L J
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193520
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770597 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM