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Title: Analysis of car body structures
Authors: Page, Laurence J.
Issue Date: 1982
Publisher: © Laurence J. Page
Abstract: 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. [Continues.]
Description: A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.
Sponsor: Science Research Council.
Version: Not specified
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26808
Appears in Collections:PhD Theses (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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