Chapter 2. Materials and Concepts in Body Construction

  1. Dr. Hans-Joachim Streitberger2 and
  2. Dr. Karl-Friedrich Dössel3
  1. Klaus Werner Thomer

Published Online: 5 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527622375.ch2

Automotive Paints and Coatings, Second Edition

Automotive Paints and Coatings, Second Edition

How to Cite

Thomer, K. W. (2008) Materials and Concepts in Body Construction, in Automotive Paints and Coatings, Second Edition (eds H.-J. Streitberger and K.-F. Dössel), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527622375.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Market & Management Sustainability in Business, Patronatsstr. 13, 48165 Münster, Germany

  2. 3

    Dupont Performance Coatings, Christbusch 25, 42285 Wuppertal, Germany

Author Information

  1. Adam Opel AG, ITDC/ME, Friedrich-Lutzmann-Ring, 65423 Rüsselsheim, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 FEB 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527309719

Online ISBN: 9783527622375

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Keywords:

  • automotive paints;
  • automotive coatings;
  • materials;
  • body construction;
  • principles of design;
  • steel;
  • aluminum;
  • magnesium;
  • titanium;
  • nonmetallic parts;
  • fiber composites;
  • manufacturing methods;
  • joining methods;
  • surface protection

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods of Body Construction

    • Monocoque Design

    • Space Frame

    • Hybrid Type of Construction

    • Modular Way of Construction

  • Principles of Design

    • Conventional Design

    • Design Under Consideration of Light-Weight Construction

    • Bionics

  • Materials

    • Steel

      • General Remarks

      • Low-Carbon Deep Drawing Steels

      • Higher-Strength Steels

      • High-Strength Steels

      • High-Grade (Stainless) Steels

      • Manganese–Boron Steels

      • Light-Construction Steel with Induced Plasticity (TWIP Steel)

    • Aluminum

      • General Remark

      • Further Treatment

      • Aluminum Alloys

      • Aluminum as Light-Weight Construction Material

    • Magnesium

    • Titanium

    • Nonmetallic Parts – Fiber Composites

  • Manufacturing Methods

    • Tailored Products

      • General Remarks

      • Tailored Blanks

      • Tailored Tubes

      • Tailored Strips

      • Patchwork Blanks

      • Future

    • Hydroforming

    • Press Hardening

    • Metal Foam

    • Sandwich Structures

    • Roll Forming to Shape

  • Joining Methods

    • Bonding

    • Laser Welding

    • Others

      • Clinching

      • Riveting

      • Roller Hemming

  • Outlook

  • Surface Protection

    • Precoating of Sheets

    • Corrosion Prevention in the Design Phase