The Steel Market Development Institute, a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute, has recognised Sweden-based Volvo Car Corporation's body structure
team with its Automotive Excellence Award at the 16th annual Great Designs in Steel seminar in Livonia, Michigan.
Sixty-four percent of the CT6 body structure
is aluminum, including all exterior body panels, and the mixed material approach saved 198 lbs.
The simplified experimental techniques used in this paper are applied to experimental, modified vehicles, therefore the results achieved during the experiment may be used for analysis only as providing a potential behavior of the body structure
of a modified car in certain situations that might arise during the operation.
What's interesting is their revolutionary CFRP, or Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic body structures
The front axle sub-frame system is designed to decouple from the body structure
in the event of a frontal impact.
It aims to show within five years it will be feasible to produce a lightweight car based on a body structure
built using sustainable aluminium sheet derived in part from low cost energy efficient recycled, post consumer scrap.
To reduce weight, the Concept-RA features a new body structure
using an aluminium space frame with the outer panels and bumpers made from high impactresistant and easily-recyclable plastic resin.
To utilize this technology, says Stefan Schmidgall, HBPO's R & D director, OEMs must utilize an "open" body structure
The car also uses Honda's Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
, which is designed to minimise the effects of a frontal crash by dispersing energy through the structure.
Bruce is having a lot of success with his weight and body structure
, and I figure I'm not too far from him,'' Anyanwu said.
Sporns uses robots to study how body structure
influences the data that a machine or organism gathers about its environment.
But if I am to understand the body structure
and behavior of an ancient mollusk, I have to look at modern forms--including the giant squid.
Among the topics are a neuro-physiological understanding of the Freudian unconscious, implicit body representations in action, body structure
in psychotic and autistic children, a functional neurodynamics for the constitution of the own body, different metaphysical backgrounds on body image and body schema, and the relation of the body image to sensation and its absence.
Buyers can expect further improvements in the Focus's ride, handling and refinement thanks to changes under the skin which include a new front subframe, tuned and refined suspension systems and a 10% stiffer body structure
The body structure
builds on the automaker's 'G-Control' (G-CON) collision safety technology by utilizing the engine compartment to absorb and disperse collision energy over a larger area.