Application of Aluminum Honeycomb Sandwiches and Extrusions in a Convertible - Part 2: Production of a Platform 870148
The all-aluminum platform composed of applied aluminum honeycomb sandwiches dash and floor-panels and an applied extrusions framework was studied in order to obtain the weight-reduced convertible with high rigidity. The extrusions and dimensions of the honeycomb sandwiches and their mechanical properties as well as experimental results on jointed structural elements used for the platform are shown. The platform completed by the production process described (where aluminum materials occupy above 95%) achieves the required precision and weighs only 117kg.
Citation: Nanba, K., Baba, T., Takeshima, Y., Sano, H. et al., "Application of Aluminum Honeycomb Sandwiches and Extrusions in a Convertible - Part 2: Production of a Platform," SAE Technical Paper 870148, 1987, https://doi.org/10.4271/870148. Download Citation
K. Nanba, T. Baba, Y. Takeshima, H. Sano, K. Tobita, T. Hara, K. Fujise, Y. Kinoshita
Sumitomo Light Metal Industries, Ltd., Technical Research Laboratories, Nagoya, Japan, Mazda Motor Corp., Technical Research Center, Hiroshima, Japan