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ULSAB-UltraLight Steel Auto Body Reports

From Stars to Cars

In this download, you will receive: Stars to Cars ebook and brief white paper White papers supporting the book information. Enjoy!

Steel E-Motive Engineering Report

This download includes the full engineering report, as provided by our engineering partners, Ricardo plc.

Malen-Geyer Powertrain Model and User Guide – PHEV, BEV

This download contains the Malen-Geyer Powertrain Model and User Guide for Plug-In Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles  in a .zip file. If you have any problems accessing this download, please […]

Malen-Geyer Powertrain Model and User Guide – ICE

This download contains the Malen-Geyer Powertrain Model and User Guide for Internal Combustion Engines in a .zip file. If you have any problems accessing this download, please contact khickey@worldautosteel.org.   […]

Four Measures to Prevent LME Infographic

AHSS Implementation: Results of a Three-Year LME Study In this download, you will receive a high resolution JPG of the Four Measures to Prevent LME Infographic. If you have problems with […]

Liquid Metal Embrittlement

AHSS Implementation: Results of a Three-Year LME Study In this download, you will receive a copy of the detailed LME Study report. If you have a problem with the download, […]

FSV Cost Model

This download is of the cost model used for the FutureSteelVehicle battery electric vehicle body structure.

Implementing LCA in Vehicle Regs Download

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

Auto Mass Benchmarking 2017

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 […]

Efficient Body Structure LCA Case Study & Infographic

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 […]

Infographic – Auto Mass Benchmarking

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: Reports

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 […]

Worldwide Crash Regulations Overview – 2 Posters!

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″) […]

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emission Assessments of Automotive Material

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

Communication to Policy Makers

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

Communication to Automakers

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

Sport Utility Vehicle: A Case for Life Cycle Assessment

This download includes Executive Summary (PDF) case study.

Light Duty Truck Case Study: A Story of Unintended Consequences Executive Summary and Infographic

This download includes Executive Summary (PDF) case study and the accompanying infographic.

Super Light Car Life Cycle Assessment

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 […]

Lotus Engineering 2009 Toyota Venza Mass Reduction Programme

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

GM/MIT Lift Gate Study (PDF)

Compact Car Reference Vehicle

Compact Car Reference Vehicle (PDF)

2007 Cadillac CTS Magnesium Front End Study

2007 Cadillac CTS Magnesium Front End Study (pdf)

Vehicle Design Lightweighting Kit

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 […]

Weight Elasticity Study

This download includes the following files. Weight Elasticity Study

ULSAS Documents

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 […]

ULSAC Programme Reports

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

ULSAB-AVC LCI REPORT

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

ULSAB-AVC Report Download

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 […]

Process Cost Modeling (JOM)

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

ULSAB Programme Report Downloads

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 […]

Secondary Mass Changes in Vehicle Design Report

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 […]

High Strain Rate Recommended Test Procedure

This download includes the following files in one Zip archive (>lMB). Round Robin Results Recommended Practice Please keep in mind that this work resulted in a new ISO standard, ISO26203-1.  […]

Steel Eliminates the Weight Gap with Aluminium for Car Bodies

FutureSteelVehicle Executive Summary & Reports – 2013 (PDF)

New NVH Approach

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

Cost Models

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 […]

FutureSteelVehicle Results and Reports

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

Mass Reduction Report

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 […]

Design Advisor

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 […]

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