PROVIDES AN IN-DEPTH DISCUSSION ON THE COMPLEXITY OF THE CHALLENGES INVOLVED IN TAKING WEIGHT OUT OF A CAR DESIGN, WHILE RETAINING A NUMBER OF KEY PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS.
Topics on discussion includes:
- Stiffness—both static and dynamic—involved primarily linear calculations.
- Multi-physics problems that consider both the physical interaction of frame components and whole-body vibration.
- Crashworthiness, which is nonlinear to different degrees depending on whether it is front, rear, or side impact, presented the most complexity