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Vehicle weight reduction study

Vehicle weight reduction study

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Published by The Office, National Technical Information Service [distributor in Washington DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Automobiles -- United States -- Weight,
  • Omega automobile -- Weight

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Aluminum Company of America, Automotive Marketing Division ; prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Research and Development
    ContributionsAluminum Company of America. Automotive Marketing Division, United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Research and Development
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 18 p. ;
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14944029M

    ing towed has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross vehicle weight of 10, pounds or more, whichever is greater. (May also operate Class B, C, and D vehicle groups, but not a Class M unless endorsed.) CLASS B Any single vehicle with a gross weight rating or gross vehicle weight of 26, pounds or more, whichever is greater.   What & Why of Truck Weight Distribution. Weight distribution is the amount of the total vehicle weight imposed on the ground at an axle, group of axles, or an individual wheel. The weight on a truck must be distributed on the axles to comply with the chassis manufacturer's axle ratings and weight laws. A glossary of truck chassis dimensions.

    Weight reduction: 20% mass savings. Ford and General Motors worked with their casting suppliers to reduce vehicle weight with a variety of methods, from replacing material to switching processes. North Penny Lane Schaumburg, IL Tel: +/, +/ Adding to a weight reduction of 35 percent in its initial FutureSteelVehicle design, the steel industry’s most recent studies boost the mass savings to 39 percent, compared to a baseline steel body structure carrying an internal combustion engine, adjusted for a battery-electric powertrain and year regulatory requirements.

      Federal involvement in commercial motor vehicle size and weight dates back to the enactment of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of (Public Law ), which authorized the Interstate System. That Act established weight limits to protect the Federal investment in the Interstate System from excessive damage caused by overweight commercial vehicles. Vehicle weight can vary significantly by the model and even the year of the car or truck, so your own vehicle's manual or driver's side doorsill is your best resource for finding out its weight. However, many people wonder how their vehicle compares to others in its class.


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Get this from a library. Vehicle weight reduction study. [Aluminum Company of America. Automotive Marketing Division.; United States.

National Highway Traffic. This requires substantial vehicle weight reduction for electric vehicles. Nyberg discussed the possibility of a 30 to 50 percent weight reduction in vehicles.

Such weight reduction is unlikely to occur through optimization and trimming in existing designs or through material substitution in existing designs. VEHICLE WEIGHT REDUCTION STUDY.

This report studies the potential for primary weight reduction of a Oldsmobile Omega X-body four-door sedan, by substituting aluminum components for iron and steel components where suitable.

A secondary weight reduction is mentioned but is not detailed. Combat Vehicle Weight Reduction by Materials Substitution: Proceedings of a Workshop Get This Book Buy Paperback | $ Buy Ebook | $ MyNAP members save 10% online.

Overall vehicle weight reduction makes a car safer, faster, and more efficient. It remains attractive enough both price-wise and aesthetically to compete in an expanding market. Customers don’t have to give up any of the luxuries they demand.

In fact, it only broadens their options and makes more room for the high-tech gadgets they love. Downsides to weight reduction. It is worth noting that a lighter car loses some traction.

We have noted in track use that lap times have increased on some cars due to weight reduction. The cornering ability was actually reduced as there was less weight pushing the tyres into the road. Based on a fuel economy improvement of % per 1% reduction in weight as estimated by Ricardo Inc., Impact of Vehicle Weight Reduction on Fuel Economy for Various Vehicle Architectures, April Our estimate assumes a vehicle weight, including cargo, of 3, lbs.

Argonne National Laboratory. Engine displacement is further reduced by % per 1% of weight reduction with a resultant improvement in fuel economy of % EPA fuel economy label projections are based on the derived 5-cycle regression equation for the model year.

Agronomy Research 15 (S1), –, Effects of change in the weight of electric vehicles on their performance characteristics D. Berjoza 1* and I.

Jurgena 2,* 1Latvia University of Agriculture, Technical Faculty, Institute of Motor Vehicles, 5 J. Cakstes boulevard, LV Jelgava, Latvia. The key to improving a vehicle’s fuel economy is weight reduction: the smaller a vehicle is, the less power it requires to accelerate and the less energy to maintain a fixed speed.

Traditionally. Accelerations parameters. t [s] Distance [m] acceleration 1 36 acceleration 2 26 acceleration 3 15 acceleration 4 10 From the viewpoint of energy intensity the difference between the fastest and slowest acceleration is 4% at the vehicle weight kg, and % at weight of kg as can be seen in Tables 3 and 4.

inertia, reducing the power required to move the vehicle. Losing weight is the easiest way to increase fuel economy; reducing a car's weight by just 10% can boost its mileage by almost 6 to 8 percent. Source: Transport Weight Reduction: A Need in the Automotive Industry 1.

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downsizing and reduced vehicle weight. These materials would require significantly improved mechanical properties while also providing the ability to operate in extreme thermal and tribological conditions.

Opportunities for weight reduction in the drivetrain include lighter weight engines, transmissions, braking systems, wheels, and tires. SupplierBusiness Weight Reduction in Automotive Design and Manufacture edition Sectoral Report IHS Automotive.

7 Ways To Reduce The Weight Of Your Car. Whether you're running a track day beast, a budget racing car or if you're just serious about road driving, it's worth putting your ride on a diet.

Over the last few decades, the average weight of a vehicle sold in the U.S. climbed steadily after we got over the oil embargoes of the s. Today, though, auto companies are putting a. EVs lack external incentives for (expensive) weight-reduction measures, which is different from ICEs with their carbon dioxide targets and penalties.

Regarding forthcoming models, the DTC trend will likely continue. The EV is a radically different vehicle—and it needs a radically different offering logic. a certified vehicle inspection station or inspector and/or those for whom this section is applicable. Those crimes include: 1.

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Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. 1 But many of these deaths can be prevented. In the United States, children 12 years old and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes, 4 and nearlywere injured in 1 Of the children 12 years old and younger who died in a crash in (for which restraint use was known), 35%.

Ultra-lightweight construction case study Weight reduction in metal structures 8 Design for optimum body-structural and running-gear performance efficiency Introduction Structural package and elements ‘Punt’-type structures Optimizing substructures and individual elements A 10% reduction in vehicle weight can result in a 6%-8% fuel economy improvement.

Replacing cast iron and traditional steel components with lightweight materials such as high-strength steel, magnesium (Mg) alloys, aluminum (Al) alloys, carbon fiber, and polymer composites can directly reduce the weight of a vehicle's body and chassis by up to.GREET: Publication details.

This study examines the vehicle-cycle and vehicle total life-cycle impacts of substituting lightweight materials into vehicles. We determine part-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emission ratios by collecting material substitution data and evaluating that alongside known mass-based GHG ratios (using and updating Argonne National Laboratory’s GREET model) associated.