Browse Publications Technical Papers 2003-01-2847

Innovative Steel Solution for Doors 2003-01-2847

Reducing CO2 emissions, improving safety, reducing car weight and cutting costs are the main constraints in the design of a new door.
In partnership with a design office and a Tier 1 supplier, Arcelor has designed a generic door that reduces mass by 15% without impacting costs.
This design was based on a reference (D segment / one of the European “best in class”). Functional validation was achieved by comparison with this reference and industrial feasibility was validated with the help of a partner (industrial door manufacturer).
A range of innovations were implemented:
This presentation will describe
  • Design principles,
  • Functional validation
  • Industrial feasibility.


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