This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
The Engineering of a Body Structure with Hydroformed Components
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published September 28, 1999 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
The paper examines the application of hydroforms to body structure design and presents application concepts for such formed components. The examination of a complete body structure employing a number of hydroforms both in the underframe and upper glass-house structure provides new learning for future applications. The Land Rover Freelander forms the basis for the comparison.
A pre-development project resulted in the design, engineering and building of body structures incorporating a number of hydroformed components as an integral theme (Figure 1). The project scope included mass reduction whilst maintaining performance targets and attributes. The project identified issues for product design and the processing of components.
CitationWalia, S., Gowland, S., Hemmings, J., Beckett, M. et al., "The Engineering of a Body Structure with Hydroformed Components," SAE Technical Paper 1999-01-3181, 1999, https://doi.org/10.4271/1999-01-3181.
- Ludke B., Funktionaler Rohkarrosserie-Leichtbau in Stahl am Beispiel der neuen BMW 5er-Serie, Dipl.-Ing., Symposium Acier Et Carrosserie Automobile, Cannes 1995, pp. 45-56.
- Kallina, I., Abt, H. Colmsee; H., Optimized Lightweight Design A Balanced Approach of Economy, Ecology And Function,; Volume 13 - Body Design & Engineering; IBEC,1995, pp. 74-80.
- Davies G. M., Walia S. & Austin M. D., The Application of Zinc Coated Steel in Future Automotive Body Structures Fifth International conference on Zinc Coated Steel Sheet, Birmingham 1997.
- Koehr R., Ultra Light Steel Auto Body: From Concept to Hardware, IBEC 1997.
- Van Schaik, M., The Use of Hydroforming in The ULSAB Project, IBEC 1997.
- Bruggemann, B., Hydroformed Body Side Structure IN The '97 Buick Park Avenue: Introducing New Technology To Current Production In A Complex Product Environment, IBEC 1997, pp. 1-5.
- Lassl, G., Hanicke, L., Holm, S., Strandberg, O., Lighter Car Body, In Aluminium With Hydroforming Technology, R&D Result, IBEC 1996.
- Lassl, G., Hanicke, L., Holm, S., Strandberg, O., Development Of A Hydroform Intensive Car Body Structure, IBEC 1997, pp. 11-20.
- Poss M.G., Lendway J.W. IV, Closed tubular automobile components demand innovative welding methods, Welding Journal, October 1997, pp. 56-58.
- Edgar K., The Selection of Pre-Process Steps for Body Structure Hydroformed Components, IBEC 1999, 1999-01-3183
- Boyles M., Davies G. M., Through Process Characterisation of Steel for Hydroformed Body Structure Components, IBEC 1999, 1999-01-3205