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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
doi:10.1115/IMECE2007-41015
From:
  • 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

abstract

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

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