Automotive Courses – Fundamentals of Automotive Body Structures Virtual Session

Automotive Courses – Fundamentals of Automotive Body Structures Virtual Session April 13-15, 2021 THIS IS A LIVE EVENT WITH LIVE Q & A Virtual Courses Information: (734) 997-9249

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Automotive Courses Virtual Sessions Fee for 3 Days is $1,500

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  • 2021 Virtual Sessions library access for presentations for one month
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Automotive Body Structures Fundamentals

Emphasis is on vehicle design, engineering, materials and manufac-turing for BIW configurations for strength, stiffness, NVH, energy absorption, crashworthiness – structure, sensors and restraints; advanced technologies for active intervention and accident avoid-ance; current vehicle design for crashworthiness – “passive” safety. For light-weight structure design emphasis on - All Aluminum Vehicle (AIV), Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) and subsystems – Closures.

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.


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. 


Global Automotive Management Council would offer certificate to the attendees who successfully complete all course requirements. 

Tentative Schedule
Subject to Change

Automotive Body Course
Global Automotive Management Council
April 13, 2021
Virtual Course

DateFocus: Electric Vehicle Structures Design & Engineering 
8:15IntroductionMehdi Shafiei, Novelis
8:45Fundamentals of Vehicle Crashworthiness - Part ISudip Bhattacharya, Ford
10:30Fundamentals of Vehicle Crashworthiness - Part IISudip Bhattacharya, Ford
12:00Lunch Break 
13:00A2MAC1, Rivian, Lucid, Nio?TBD (MS, VP)
14:00Fundamentals and Enablers for EV Structures (GM Chevrolet Bolt or Other Platforms)Warren Parsons, GM
15:30Fundamentals and Enablers for EV Structures (Ford MachE)Djamal Midoun, Ford

Tentative Schedule
Subject to Change

Automotive Body Course
Global Automotive Management Council
April 14, 2021
Virtual Course

DateFocus: Materials Aspects 
8:15IntroductionVasant Pednekar, US Steel
8:30Aluminum Products & ProcessesRajeev Kamat, Novelis
10:30Design-Complementing Materials for EVs - AluminumDon Whittacre, Novelis
12:00Lunch Break 
13:00Steel Products & Processes
Sheet steel products – HR, CR, hot-dip coated, electrogalvanized
Steel Finishing Processes – BA, CAL, and CGL
Materials, Microstructure, Mechanical Properties:
Mild, BH, HSLA steels
Gen 1 AHSS – DP, TRIP, CP, martensitic, press hardened steel
Gen 3 AHSS
Formability and performance:
Global and local formability
Formability Maps
Fatigue behavior
Todd Link, US Steel
15:00Design-Complementing Materials for EVs - SteelHarry Singh, US Steel

Tentative Schedule
Subject to Change

Automotive Body Course
Global Automotive Management Council
April 15, 2021
Virtual Course

DateFocus: Manufacturing Aspects 
8:15IntroductionMehdi Shafiei, Novelis
8:30Forming for Aluminum StructuresLaurent Chappuis, Novelis
10:30Forming for Steel Structures
Global Formability of Sheet Metals
- Understanding the tensile stress-strain curves and n-values
- Forming limit diagram
- Global forming capacity index
Fracture Characterizations
- High strain rate tensile test
- Experimental determination of fracture strains
- Development of GISSMO models
Lu Huang & Marko Capelj, US Steel
12:00Lunch Break 
13:00Joining & Assembly for Steel & Aluminum Structures - Part I
Assembly Methods for Steel, Steel/Aluminum and Steel/Composite Structures
Fundamentals of Common Assembly Methods
Resistance Spot Welding (RSW)
Resistance Projection Welding (RPW)
Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW/MIG)
Gas Metal Arc Braze Welding (GMABW/MIG Brazing)
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW/TIG)
Drawn-Arc Stud Welding
Laser-Lap Welding (LBW)
Laser-Edge Welding (LBW)
Laser-Edge Brazing
Self-Pierce Riveting (SPR)
Adhesive Bonding
Flow-Drill Screws
Friction -Stir Welding
Hybrid-Joints (Mechanical, Welded, and/or Adhesive Bonded)
Mark Gugel, US Steel
15:30Joining & Assembly for Steel & Aluminum Structures - Part II
Design Limitation Considerations for Assembly Methods
Process Limiting Considerations
Mechanical Limiting Considerations
Steel Grade/Combination Considerations
Steel Coating Considerations
Health Considerations
Mark Gugel, US Steel
16:15FeedbackNasim Uddin, GAMC
Instructors Company
Sudip BhattacharyaFord
Djamal MidounFord
Nasim UddinGAMC
Warren ParsonsGM
Mehdi ShafieiNovelis
Rajeev KamatNovelis
Don WhittacreNovelis
Mehdi ShafieiNovelis
Laurent ChappuisNovelis
Vasant PednekarUS Steel
Todd LinkUS Steel
Harry SinghUS Steel
Lu Huang US Steel
Mark GugelUS Steel
Marko CapeljUS Steel