Emphasizing simple models of the behavior of body structural systems rather than complex mathematical models, the book looks at the best way to shape a structural element to achieve a desired function, why structures behave in certain ways, and how to improve performance.
- Body structural requirements
- Body structural elements
- Design for body bending
- Design for body torsion
- Design for crashworthiness
- Design for vibration
- Design for vehicle and styling integration
- Material selection and mass estimation in preliminary design
Fundamentals of Automobile Body Design provides valuable insight to graduate and undergraduate students in automotive programs, entry-level engineers specializing in automobile body design, and other engineers looking to understand the influence of vehicle layout on body performance or the interaction of subsystems with the body.