ULSAB-AVC Advanced Vehicle Concepts Reports

This download archive include three separate papers on LCA and options for implementing it in vehicle regulations.

The Auto Mass Benchmarking study uses the A2Mac1 vehicle tear-down database of approximately 250 model 2011-2015 vehicles and statistical regression analysis to isolate mass-efficient designs and compare lightweighting. A component…

This download includes: Advanced High-Strength Steels Application Guidelines Version 6.0  

This download includes: UCSB Automotive Energy & GHG Model 5 User Guide  

This Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) follows up on the findings of the WorldAutoSteel study, A New Paradigm for Automotive Mass Benchmarking, which explored the current production vehicle data provided in…

This infographic provides in simple graphic images, the results of the mass benchmarking study called "A New Paradigm in Automotive Mass Benchmarking."  Click here to get the technical reports behind…

A New Paradigm in Automotive Mass Benchmarking reveals results of an analysis of automotive closures, using statistical regression analysis, of an over 200 vehicle teardown database.  Included in this download…

Two posters which summarize in illustrations the crash regulations currently required for Australia, China, Europe, Japan, South Korea and the United States.  Each PDF contains two posters.  One PDF is Tabloid (11"x17")…

This download includes the following files. Study Executive Summary Study Methodology Report (Each can be downloaded individually)

This download includes the following files. Communication to Policy Makers A4 (PDF) Communication to Policy Makers LTR (PDF) (Each can be downloaded individually)

This download includes the following files. Communication to Automakers A4 (PDF) Communication to Automakers LTR (PDF) (Each can be downloaded individually)

This download includes Executive Summary (PDF) case study.

This download includes Executive Summary (PDF) case study.

The Super LIGHT-Car (SLC) project was initiated in 2005 by a consortium of 38 leading European organizations, with Volkswagen serving as project coordinator. It was co-funded by the European Commission…

This study, conducted by Lotus Engineering under funding by the U.S. Energy Foundation, aimed to identify potential mass reduction opportunities for a selected baseline vehicle representing the crossover utility segment.…

GM/MIT Lift Gate Study (PDF)

Compact Car Reference Vehicle (PDF)

2007 Cadillac CTS Magnesium Front End Study (pdf)

WorldAutoSteel members have invested over a decade in engineering projects, conducted by some of the finest engineering firms in the world, and over €80 million to make available a wealth…

This download includes the following files. Weight Elasticity Study

This download includes the following files. Executive Summary Methodology Report (Each can be downloaded individually)

This download includes the following files in one ZIP archive (67 MB). Overview Presentation Background Benchmarking Approach Design Opportunities Materials Manufacturing Approach CAE Structural Approach Cost Approach Overall Results Double…

This download includes the following files in one zip archive (70MB). Concept Report Overview Report Engineering Report 2000 Engineering Report 2001  

This download includes the following files. ULSAB-AVC LCI REPORT

This download includes the following files in one Zip archive (150MB). Overview Report Preface & Exec Sum Program Background Program Targets Concept Considerations Package Styling Body-In-White Concept Chassis & Suspension…

This download includes a zip archive (<1MB) of all relevant documents pertaining to this subject.  

This download includes the following files in one Zip archive (less than 1 MB). Overview Report Executive Summary Phase II Introduction Phase II Package ULSAB Styling Design & Engineering CAE…

Vehicle design engineers intuitively know that an unplanned mass increase in a component during vehicle design has a ripple effect throughout the vehicle; subsystems need to be resized to function…

This download includes the following files in one Zip archive (>lMB). Round Robin Results Recommended Practice  

FutureSteelVehicle Executive Summary & Reports - 2013 (PDF)

Files included in this package: New NVH Approach Report (PDF) (each can be downloaded individually)

As part of conducting the research and demonstration that surrounded the ULSAB-AVC (Advanced Vehicle Technologies), UltraLight Steel Auto Closures (ULSAC) and UltraLight Steel Auto Body (ULSAB) programmes, cost assessments were conducted to estimate…

This download includes the following files: OVERVIEW REPORT ENGINEERING REPORT PHASE 1 STUDY PHASE 1 EXEC SUM Press Release

Comprehensive best practices from around the world on forming, joining and manufacturing the newest in advanced steels for automotive applications. Files included in this package: AHSS Guidelines V5 Case Studies…

Vehicles have historically been predominately made from conventional steel. Competition of OEMs and governmental demands for safer, lighter and more fuel economic cars led to the market entry of new…

The Design Advisor software, available for free download here, allows vehicle design decision makers to quickly and accurately examine material selection tradeoffs in terms of mass, cost and greenhouse gas emissions…

“These guidelines are the leading AHSS information resource for engineers and press shop personnel,” said George Coates, WorldAutoSteel’s project manager for Version 5.0.  “It represents the steel industry’s strong commitment…

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