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Congress: Development of Cost-Effective Lightweight Thin-Walled Bumper Reinforcement

Event: FISITA World Congress 14-16 September 2021 online

Name: Masaya Miura, Engineer

Company: Toyota Motor Corporation

Presentation Title: F2020-MML-016 Development of Lightweight Thin-Walled Aluminum Bumper Reinforcement Adhered with Unidirectional CFRP Sheet

Please introduce yourself briefly…

My name is Masaya Miura from TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, Japan. My job function is advanced body technology development.

What you will talk about at this year’s FISITA World Congress?

We developed the lightweight structural part which consists of the thin-walled Aluminum (Al) bumper reinforcement with the Unidirectional-carbon fiber reinforced plastic (UD-CFRP) sheet with the minimum increase of part cost which was achieved by reducing the amount of Al and minimizing the amount of CFRP.

We employed a novel cross-section design method which can be used to predict bending strength of CFRP reinforced metal structures under large deformation.

The required properties of the adhesive were also investigated statistically.

What benefits will participants gain from your presentation?

Participants could gain how to design CFRP reinforced metal structures under large deformation.

Which trends do you consider as the most important for your domain of research and your geographical region?

Carbon neutral

What challenges do these trends present?

Challenges to minimize not only cost and weight, but also LCA.

And what opportunities do these trends offer?

Opportunities to investigate best solutions considering not only vehicle manufacturing, but also value chains, reuse, recycle, etc.

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About the FISITA World Congress

Since 1947, the FISITA World Congress has been the leading international meeting place for industry experts, engineers and executives to exchange ideas and discuss the trends that drive the automotive industry forward. The theme for the 38th FISITA World Congress is 'From automobile to mobility. New roles. New challenges' and it will take place 14-16 September 2021, with the opportunity for the global audience to join virtually available for the first time. Registration is now open, with the Early Bird and special registration rates available until 31 August 2021.

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