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A Finite Element Analysis Method for the Evaluation of an Automobile Body Joint

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000007785D
Publication Date: 2002-Apr-23

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Abstract

The concept of the coefficient of joint stiffness and the force distribution ratio are developed to evaluate an automobile body joint design. The coefficient of joint stiffness reveals whether a joint is stiff enough compared to its joining components and gives design directions on how to make further improvement.