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Welding enabling light weight design of heavy vehicle chassis
University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering. (Welding group, PTW)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2560-0531
University West, Department of Engineering Science, Divison of Natural Sciences, Surveying and Mechanical Engineering. (PTW)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8822-2705
Department of Chassis & Vehicle Dynamics, Volvo Group Trucks Technology, SE-40508, Göteborg, Sweden.
2015 (English)In: Science and technology of welding and joining, ISSN 1362-1718, E-ISSN 1743-2936, Vol. 20, no 6, 473-482 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Development of lightweight cars for saving fuel and reducing emission has been a priority for more than a decade. A similar trend is now seen for heavy vehicles. Here, however, the chassis rather than the cab is in focus, since this is by far the heaviest part of the vehicle. Using welding fabrication has many advantages like larger freedom in choice of material and more compact design. However, there are also factors like fatigue strength, residual stresses and geometric distortion, which must be addressed. There are large potentials to save weight in heavy vehicles by utilising high strength steels or aluminium alloys. In general, existing joining methods can be used, but new filler materials or recently developed post-weld treatments may be necessary to fulfil the demands on the components. In this paper, two examples are given, showing possible weight reduction solutions. In both cases, welding plays a central role.

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2015. Vol. 20, no 6, 473-482 p.
Keyword [en]
Welding; Heavy vehicles; Chassis; High strength steels; Aluminium
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Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology
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ENGINEERING, Manufacturing and materials engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7853DOI: 10.1179/1362171814Y.0000000269Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84937403628OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7853DiVA: diva2:845580
Available from: 2015-08-12 Created: 2015-08-10 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

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