Composite Material for Development of Stabilizer Bar for Light Weight Vehicle 2019-26-0167
Composite Material for development of Stabilizer bar for Light Weight Vehicle
Praveen Kumar Sharma
Senior Technical Lead, Cars Design Chassis,
Mercedes-Benz Research and Development, Bangalore, Karnataka, India;
The selection of material in automotive design is one of the most important factors. There are variety of materials that can be used in automotive Body and Chassis system design. However challenge is to select a right kind of material to meet functional requirement of a component or system. Some of the criterions that a material should meet are lightweight, economic effectiveness, safety, recyclability and life cycle requirements. Some of these criterions are result of regulatory, vehicle performance or customer needs. However, some of these requirements would be conflicting to each other, therefore optimization is need of the hour.
In today’s scenario automotive engineers being challenged to use lightweight materials considering all design and commercial conditions. As industry is moving towards electrification of vehicles, we need to have light weight vehicles in order to meet range requirement.
In this paper I would be presenting my research on stabilizer bar development using various composite materials in place of steel considering all design, manufacturing and economic analysis.
KEY WORDS -: Electric vehicle, Alternate material, Light weight, Composite materials, Range,
Design & Development
Symposium on International Automotive Technology 2019