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By Geoffrey Davies Fellow Institute of Materials MSc University of Oxford

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The adhesively bonded aluminum spaceframe was clad in plastic, the horizontal panels being in a high modulus material to improve flexure and sagging effects, with the vertical panels in reinforced reaction injection molding (RRIM) polyurethane to improve low speed impact and denting. Similar technology has now been transferred to production vehicles using AVT designs applied to the Jaguar 220 and Lotus Elise. The latest Jaguar XJ Series uses a stamped sheet structure incorporating castings and extrusions, one of the castings being the die-cast AM60B magnesium front-end carrier.

The inertias of mechanical running units, seating and trim can also be programmed in and the resulting model examined under special load cases such as pot-hole road obstacles. As structural data is refined and updated, a fine-mesh FEA simulation is prepared which takes in such detail as joint design and spot-weld configuration. With this model a so-called sensitivity analysis can be carried out to gauge the effect of each panel and rail on the overall behaviour of the structural shell. 31 32 CHAPTER 2 Design and material utilization Joint stiffness is a key factor in vehicle body analysis and modeling them normally involves modifying the local properties of the main beam elements of a structural shell.

4). 5). These were steel square or tubular sections. 5), which has also been termed a spaceframe concept. 5 (Continued) a transitionary structure this will be described in greater detail later on, together with similar aluminum internally structured bodies. g. subframes and longitudinal/sidemember sections. 6). 6 Base structure of the Austin A30 27 28 CHAPTER 2 Design and material utilization to incorporate all the essential load-bearing requirements into a relatively lightweight body without even building in partial box sections that were featured in ‘integral’ or ‘unitary’ designs, with elements of the chassis incorporated in the underbody.

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