Cost and weight efficient partitioning of composite automotive structures
2015 (English)In: Polymer Composites, ISSN 0272-8397, E-ISSN 1548-0569Article in journal (Refereed) Published
To make carbon fiber composites not only weight but also cost effective in high volume production the different cost drivers need to be addressed and new design philosophies considered. This study analyzes integral and differential design approaches when partitioning large complex composite structures. The influence of different partition philosophies are investigated based on a framework of composites manufacturing cost modelling and structural optimization and the effects are exemplified by a case study. The results show that depending on how the partitioning is made the structural performance and the manufacturing cost is affected. More particularly, if the partitioning is made with the most beneficial philosophy differential designs can improve both these important parameters.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2015.
Carbon, Carbon fibers, Cost effectiveness, Manufacture, Philosophical aspects, Structural optimization, Automotive structures, Carbon fiber composite, Complex composite structures, Composites manufacturing, Differential designs, High-volume production, Manufacturing cost, Structural performance, Costs
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-177772DOI: 10.1002/pc.23795OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-177772DiVA: diva2:874752
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 201511272015-11-272015-11-252016-04-18Bibliographically approved