1981-06-01

Minimizing the Weight and Cost of an Aluminum Deck Lid 810783

A minimum weight aluminum deck lid has been designed using 0.71 mm thick 6010 alloy sheet. Minimizing material weight will contribute to minimum cost.A stiff dimpled inner panel design allows aluminum panel gauges to be controlled by strength requirements. The deck lid's calculated overall stiffness is comparable to that of steel designs. Stretch-stamping and rope hemming are recommended forming and assembly methods.

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