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Title: Analysis of car body structures
Author: Page, Laurence J.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3463 5950
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1982
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The requirement to develop lighter vehicle structures arose as a result of the rapidly rising price of oil. The weight of a vehicle makes a considerable contribution to the power required to propel it and therefore the quantity of fuel used. The work presented here is an investigation into the analysis of the components of a vehicle structure, with the aim of obtaining a greater understanding of their behaviour. This knowledge is then applicable to the design of lighter structures made from an assembly of the components studied.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Science Research Council
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Ground transport systems