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Body Engineering and Design, 2011
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Technical Paper

Quantifying Enclosed Space and Cargo Volume

2011-01-0781
2011-04-12
Industry standards and practices define a number of mathematical and physical methods to estimate the cargo carrying volume capacity of a vehicle. While some have roots dating back decades, others try....
Technical Paper

Welding Automobile Body Without Expulsion

2011-01-0776
2011-04-12
Each automobile body contains 4,500 to 6,500 spot welds joining its body components together. The quality of these welds directly influences the rigidity and integrity of the body. Because of this, pr....
Technical Paper

Mass Efficient Front Crush Can Design

2011-01-0769
2011-04-12
Crush cans are used as replaceable energy absorbing devices that minimize the damage to the front motor compartment main structural rails during a low speed crash event. This is done in an effort to r....
Technical Paper

Optimum Constraint Strategy for Liftgates

2011-01-0766
2011-04-12
The present study defines the functional requirements for a liftgate and the body in order to avoid rattle, squeak, and other objectionable noises. A Design For Six Sigma (DFSS) methodology was used t....
Technical Paper

Three-Piece Retractable Hardtop System

2011-01-0764
2011-04-12
The retractable hardtop system is an ultimate roof system that offers both convertible and coupe-style modes. Passengers can enjoy open-air driving with the convertible mode, and a comfortable and qui....
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