Ultralight Stainless Steel Urban Bus Concept

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While stainless steel buses are certainly not new, this study reveals opportunities for substantial improvements in structural performance.The objective of this project was to investigate the mass saving potential of ultra-high strength stainless steel as applied to the structure of a full size urban transit bus.The resulting design for a low floor,hybrid bus has an empty weight less than half that of a conventional transit bus.The reduced curb weight allows for a greater payload,without exceeding legal axle limits. A combination of finite element modeling and dynamic testing of scale models was used to predict structural performance.

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Emmons, J. Bruce & Blessing, Leonard J. May 14, 2001.

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While stainless steel buses are certainly not new, this study reveals opportunities for substantial improvements in structural performance.The objective of this project was to investigate the mass saving potential of ultra-high strength stainless steel as applied to the structure of a full size urban transit bus.The resulting design for a low floor,hybrid bus has an empty weight less than half that of a conventional transit bus.The reduced curb weight allows for a greater payload,without exceeding legal axle limits. A combination of finite element modeling and dynamic testing of scale models was used to predict structural performance.

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  • Government/Industry Meeting, Washington, DC (US), 05/14/2001--05/16/2001; Other Information: Supercedes report DE00771020; PBD: 14 May 2001

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  • Report No.: SAE/TPS-2001-01-2073
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 771020
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Emmons, J. Bruce & Blessing, Leonard J. Ultralight Stainless Steel Urban Bus Concept, article, May 14, 2001; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc716258/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.