SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Tuesday, April 8

Body Engineering and Design
(Session Code: B100)

Room 112 B  1:00 p.m.

Body Engineering & Design papers cover several important areas that are related to vehicle body, including its components such as instrument panel, steering column and wheel, seats, hood, decklid, transmission cross-member, hard mounted chassis, CRFM, etc. The topics included are: Novel concepts, Analysis, Design, Testing, Predictions of strength, stiffness, and fatigue life, Various welding methods, Improvement in vehicle body quality, durability, reliability, and Performance of safety, ride & handling, NVH, aerodynamics, mass reduction, as well as fuel economy.

Organizers - Mallikarjuna Bennur, General Motors Co.; Raghu Echempati, Kettering Univ.; Ramakrishna Koganti, Ramk Inc.; Vesna Savic, General Motors Co.

Time Paper No. Title
1:00 p.m. 2014-01-0348
Vehicle Spaciousness and Packaging Efficiency
Rajiv Mehta, Mark Hadley, General Motors Co.
1:20 p.m. 2014-01-0357
Automotive Design Quantification: Parameters Defining Exterior Proportions According to Car Segment
Martin Luccarelli, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano; Markus Lienkamp, Technical University of Munich; Dominik Matt, Pasquale Russo Spena, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
1:40 p.m. 2014-01-0360
The Potential of Using Heat-Treated Spring Steel in Functional Body Parts for Weight Reduction
James Nelsen, Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc.
2:00 p.m. 2014-01-0363
Two-Step Hood Opening System Development for Easier Hood Opening Operation
Sangil Kim, Seungwoo Seo, ChungHwa Jung, SeungHyun Baek, ChangGi Ha, Hyundai Motor Co.; KiRyun Ahn, MunBae Tak, Pyeonghwa Automotive Co.
2:20 p.m. 2014-01-0350
Structural Evaluation of Ashcan and Performance Enhancement by Spring Optimization
Pankaj G. Bhirud, Shreyas Shingavi, Ajay Virmalwar, Tata Technologies Ltd.
2014-01-0355
Computational Analysis and Optimization of Torsional Stiffness of a Formula-SAE Chassis (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Atishay Jain, Mahindra 2 Wheelers, Ltd.
2014-01-0356
Bus Body Modularity - Design and Manufacturing (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Vignesh T Shekar, Sreedhar Reddy, Mukul Mitra, Anil Cherukuri, Ashok Leyland, Ltd.
2014-01-0352
Supporting Hinge Arrangement for Heavy Weight Side Opening Tailgate (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Rahul Shashikant Patil, Tata Motors Ltd. / Tata Technologies Ltd.
2014-01-0351
Increase in Vehicle Front, Rear and Side Stiffness Coefficients in the Past Twenty Years Necessitates New Representative Database (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Ellen L. Lee, Patrick J. Lee, Mark S. Erickson, Wilson C. Hayes, Hayes & Associates

Planned by Body Engineering Committee / Automobile Body Activity