Vehicle Lightweighting: Remove Weight, Not Strength

With the push to create lighter weight products, engineers are presented with the challenge to maintain a balance between reducing weight and retaining strength. By utilizing fatigue calculations it is possible to evaluate where mass reduction can be achieved without sacrificing durability.

This video will discuss the engineering considerations for maintaining durability when lightweighting, topics will include:

Steel vs Aluminum Fatigue of fiber-filled composites Joining of dissimilar materials