Fundamentals of Automotive Body Structures

Troy, Michigan March 27-29, 2018

Michigan State University – MEC Conference Center and Banquet Hall
811 W Square Lake Rd, Troy, MI 48098
United States
Phone: (248) 879-2456


Automotive Body Structures Fundamentals

Emphasis is on body concept for design using first order modeling of thin walled structural elements. Review of a practical application of solid/structural mechanics is considered to design automotive bodies for global bending, torsion, vibration, crashworthiness, topology, material selection, manufacturing constraints, and processes enabling part consolidation and design of BIW subsystems.

Who should attend:

Product, Design, Materials, Manufacturing Engineers, and Managers. This course would be particularly beneficial to all entry level automotive engineers and has been designed to provide an overview of fundamentals of automotive body structures and would also serve as a refresher course for experienced engineers and managers.

Prerequisites:

Undergraduate/Graduate degrees in mathematics, physics, and engineering and/or equivalent experience in the automotive engineering fields.

Attendees Receive:

All attendees will receive lecture materials and homework worksheets. Breakfasts, coffee breaks and lunches will be provided.

Certification/Recognition:

Global Automotive Management Council would offer certificate to the attendees who successfully complete all course requirements. All successful candidates will be recognized at a special dinner ceremony.

Lecturers & Bios:

Dan Wohletz
  • Dan Wohletz
  • Bio

Nasim Uddin

  1. Nasim Uddin
  2. Bio

Dan Sakkinen

  1. Dan Sakkinen
  2. Bio

Mike Davenport

  1. Mike Davenport
  2. Bio

  1. Harry Singh
  2. Bio

  1. Steve Schaar
  2. Bio

Harold Gerber

  1. Harold Gerber
  2. Bio

David Havrilla

  1. David Havrilla
  2. Bio

Jim Evangelista

  1. Jim Evangelista
  2. Bio

Steve Fetsko

  1. Steve Fetsko
  2. Bio

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Welcome & Introduction

Dan Wohletz
  • Dan Wohletz
  • Director
  • Global Automotive Management Council

Lecture 1: Automotive Body Structures

Instructor:

Nasim Uddin

    1. Nasim Uddin
    2. President
    3. Global Automotive Management Council
  1. Bio

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction, Definitions, Nomenclature of Automotive Body
  • Structures Requirements
  • Body Structural Elements
  • Body Structure Topology
  • Body Bending Requirements and Design
  • Safety Tests and Requirements

Lecture 2: BIW Materials

Instructors:

Dan Sakkinen

    1. Dan Sakkinen
    2. Manager
    3. US Steel
  1. Bio

Harry Singh

    1. Harry Singh
    2. Senior Product Application Engineer
    3. US Steel
  1. Bio

Mike Davenport

    1. Mike Davenport
    2. Director
    3. US Steel
  1. Bio

Steve Schaar

    1. Steve Schaar
    2. Manager
    3. US Steel
  1. Bio

Learning Objectives:

  • How steel is manufactured and how the process effects properties.
  • How to pick the correct grade for an application based on its functional objectives.
  • Understand typical methods to manufacture steel BIW components with an emphasis on sheet metal stamping.

Lecture 3: High Pressure Casting Solutions in the Automotive Industry

Instructor:

Harold Gerber
  • Harold Gerber
  • Director
  • Shiloh

Learning Objectives:

  • Basic Introduction to design of castings, process selection and available options as related to the Automotive Industry.
  • Understanding the various casting technologies.
  • Light-weighting - optimizing properties while minimizing material usage:
  • The material cost, total cost, system cost conversation.
  • Where do the casting methods fit in larger product strategies.
  • The current technologies and the new opportunities.
  • Focus on High Pressure Casting Systems relative to other casting technologies.
  • Which technologies fit where; which are currently deployed in the various vehicle systems.
  • Where are new materials and processing presenting new solutions; emerging options.
  • Materials and physical properties.
  • Materials and their fit to operating environments.
  • Design tradeoffs and lightweighting initiatives.
  • Matching requirements to processing options.
  • Joining technologies as a predictor of process options.
  • Post processing, finishing, and corrosion protection.
  • What is ahead for the industry - trending and needs.

Lecture 4: Design for Laser Welding Seminar

Instructor:

David Havrilla
  • David Havrilla
  • Manager
  • Trumpf

Learning Objectives:

  • Introduction
  • Why employ laser welding?
  • Focus fundamentals, power and energy
  • Welding & material considerations
  • Strength, joint & tolerance considerations
  • Design for laser welding
  • System & process considerations
  • Applications overview
  • Keys for success

Lecture 5: Part Consolidation & Tailored Joining Solutions in Automotive

Instructors:

Jim Evangelista
  • Jim Evangelista
  • Director
  • Shiloh

Steve Fetsko

    1. Steve Fetsko
    2. Manager
    3. Shiloh
  1. Bio

Learning Objectives:

  • This seminar is aimed to deliver an introduction to the concepts and methodologies involved in applications of tailored joined components.

Instructors

Dan Wohletz
  • Dan Wohletz
  • Director
  • GAMC

Nasim Uddin

  1. Nasim Uddin
  2. President
  3. GAMC
  4. Bio

Dan Sakkinen

  1. Dan Sakkinen
  2. Manager
  3. US Steel
  4. Bio

Mike Davenport

  1. Mike Davenport
  2. Director
  3. US Steel
  4. Bio

Harry Singh

  1. Harry Singh
  2. Senior Product Application Engineer
  3. US Steel
  4. Bio

Steve Schaar

  1. Steve Schaar
  2. Manager
  3. US Steel
  4. Bio

Harold Gerber

  1. Harold Gerber
  2. Director
  3. Shiloh
  4. Bio

David Havrilla

  1. David Havrilla
  2. Manager
  3. Trumpf
  4. Bio

Jim Evangelista

  1. Jim Evangelista
  2. Director
  3. Shiloh
  4. Bio

Steve Fetsko

  1. Steve Fetsko
  2. Manager
  3. Shiloh
  4. Bio

Address:
5340 Plymouth Rd.
Suite 205
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 48105

Phone: (734) 997-9249
Fax: (734) 786-2242
Email: Nasimu@gamcinc.com