Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Redesign Auto Door Using Modularization and Ultra Light Steel Auto Body Structure

[+] Author Affiliations
I. Haider, L. P. Oriet

University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

S. A. Ali

Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI

J. A. Nooks

International Truck and Engine Corporation, Windsor, ON, Canada

Paper No. IMECE2007-41015, pp. 275-280; 6 pages
  • ASME 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 3: Design and Manufacturing
  • Seattle, Washington, USA, November 11–15, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4297-5 | eISBN: 0-7918-3812-9
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME


This paper presents redesign of a car body for material weight reduction for the cost saving by material as well as fuel efficiency improvement. ULSAB (Ultra Light Steel Auto Body Structure) concept is used for weight reduction in redesigning process. Modularization is used for redesigning to reduce parts cost. Four factors: cost of modules, cost of assembly, common design and weight of the car are considered. Comparison for the material cost, weight and assembly time has been done for proposed design and existing design. Redesign car shows efficient fuel consumption car. Automotive sector could reduce their total manufacturing cost per vehicle by using modularization in design. The customers will get cheaper and fuel efficient car.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME
Topics: Doors , Steel , Automobiles



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In