Acoustics & Structurals

Structural Foams for Battery Protection and Vehicle Lightweighting

Lightweighting remains a continuing challenge for automotive manufacturers even as more and more vehicles are turning electric and losing their traditional combustion components. Although the energy c...

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Acoustics & Structurals

Hybrid Structural Foam

A joint study investigating the possibilities of further automotive lightweighting in body and closure parts has revealed that about 40 kg of weight per car can be saved if conventional all-metal comp...

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Acoustics & Structurals

Structural Bonding for Battery Electric Vehicles

Structural bonding plays a key role in the development and performance of Battery Electric Vehicles. Structural adhesives make it possible to join dissimilar materials with the right balance between e...

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Acoustics & Structurals

Acoustic and Structural Solutions

Acoustic and structural technologies make vehicles lighter, stronger, quieter and safer. Henkel’s technologies in this area cover the body shop, paint shop and trim shop and include weld tapes, NVH ...

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Acoustics & Structurals

Structural Reinforcement Solutions

Structural foams play an important role in improving crashworthiness and reducing weight by offering an alternative to steel reinforcement. The inserts, injection molded to fit target cavities, enable...

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Acoustics & Structurals

Enabling Lightweight Design with Tapes and Patches

Structural tapes and patches provide low density and can be used on a variety of metal substrates, including cold-rolled steel, aluminum and hot-dipped galvanized steel — resulting in down gauged me...

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Acoustics & Structurals

Developing the First Accurate Simulation Tool for Predicting Thermal Expansion Effects in Hybrid Auto Bodies

  The joining of steel with lighter-weight materials—from aluminum and magnesium to plastics and carbon fiber composites—is a challenging prospect in automotive bodies. Each of these mater...

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Acoustics & Structurals liquid applied sound deadener

The Effects of Cure Schedule on Water-Based LASD Loss Factor and Implications for Prototype Testing

The widespread use of sheet metal panels in automotive design, as well as in other industries such as appliances and agricultural equipment, has led to the development of many approaches for mitigatin...

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Acoustics & Structurals

Vibration Design of Experiments with Varying Factors on a Panel-Beam System

This paper shows the effect of varying test factors on decay time and vibration level on a panel-beam system with viscoelastic material applied. The results were calculated using DOE software, and the...

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Acoustics & Structurals

Composite and Multi-Material Joints in Body Applications

Numerical modeling of materials and processes has become more and more important for automotive applications. This, in particular, applies to materials like composites which are in many cases selectiv...

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