This technical paper collection includes a DOE Vehicle Technologies paper as well as papers specific to the MMLV subsystems, and full vehicle test results including safety, corrosion, durability and NVH. The Life Cycle Analysis results associated with a 23.5% (363kg) full vehicle mass reduction, engine downsizing and lightweight materials, indicates a 21% reduction in fuel usage (6 mpg), 16% reduction in Global Warming Potential (CO2) and 16% reduction in Total Primary Energy vs 2013 Ford Fusion.
Body Engineering & Design papers cover several important areas that are related to vehicle body, including its components such as instrument panel, steering column and wheel, seats, hood, decklid, transmission cross-member, hard mounted chassis, CRFM, etc. The topics included are: Novel concepts, Analysis, Design, Testing, Predictions of strength, stiffness, and fatigue life, Various welding methods, Improvement in vehicle body quality, durability, reliability, and Performance of safety, ride & handling, NVH, aerodynamics, mass reduction, as well as fuel economy.
Advanced Analysis, Design, and Optimization of Materials, Restraints, and Structures for Enhanced Automotive Safety and Weight Reduction, 2014
This technical paper collection covers papers with an emphasis on, but not limited to, innovative ideas to enhance automotive safety with improved material constitutive modeling, analysis method developments, simulation and pre/post processing tools, optimization techniques, crash code developments, finite element model updating, model validation and verification techniques, dummies and occupants, restraint systems, passive safety as well as lightweight material applications and designs.
The 6 papers in this technical paper collection are from the body engineering and design session from the SAE World Congress.
The 18 technical papers in this collection cover essential aircraft technology and applications that cover aircraft coatings, metal and composite fabrications and joining, economics of composites and lean manufacturing.
The 17 papers in this technical paper collection discuss body engineering and design. Topics include: vehicle crash and steering column frequency simulation; optimum constraint strategy for liftgates; a methodology for evaluating body architecture concepts; the effect of strain on stainless steel surface finish; CAE analysis method research of minimum door closing speed; and more.