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Lightweighting Vehicles Using Aerospace Techniques

Posted August 25, 2014 12:00 AM by SavvyExacta
Pathfinder Tags: ESDU

Metals producers are gearing up for increased sales based on Ford's decision to make an aluminum F-150 this year. (Read more.) Automakers are eager to try new ways to meet Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations of 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and passenger trucks by 2025.

One way to meet these new fuel regulations is to take a cue from the aerospace industry and design lighter vehicles. Lightweighting is a great way to improve fuel economy, but automakers don't have much experience in lightweight design just yet.

IHS ESDU launched a new package of data items and software programs for the automotive industry on June 2. ESDU has a long history of providing proven design methods that use lightweight materials for the aerospace industry. This information can help automakers, too!

A webinar will be held on September 9 to introduce the automotive package, outline the contents, and provide a demo showing how to access data items. Register for the webcast here!

Image Credit - DriveAluminum.org

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