Mass Decompounding and Vehicle Lightweighting

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Although mass reduction can be associated with additional costs, a decision to lightweight a structural subsystem may, depending on when in the vehicle development process the decision is taken, result in secondary (additional) mass savings such that the value of lightweighting is substantially increased. This paper overviews a method to estimate the potential for secondary mass savings in different vehicle subsystems. We close by describing current research efforts aimed at developing new lightweight product solutions for both body and powertrain applications along with commensurate manufacturing processes.

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 618-619)

Edited by:

M.S. Dargusch & S.M. Keay

Pages:

411-418

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.618-619.411

Citation:

M. Verbrugge et al., "Mass Decompounding and Vehicle Lightweighting", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 618-619, pp. 411-418, 2009

Online since:

April 2009

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