Study of the Energetic Influence of Each Component Responsible for Closing the Side Doors

Paper #:
  • 2014-36-0207

Published:
  • 2014-09-30
DOI:
  • 10.4271/2014-36-0207
Citation:
Calijorne, T., Resende, F., Weked, F., Rossy, R. et al., "Study of the Energetic Influence of Each Component Responsible for Closing the Side Doors," SAE Technical Paper 2014-36-0207, 2014, doi:10.4271/2014-36-0207.
Pages:
12
Abstract:
Currently, studies are being developed by automobile engineers about the energy required by the client during the closing door of the car. This paper proposes an analysis of A segment vehicle, four doors, in order to evaluate the influence of each component of the door/body responsible for closing the side doors. Tests will be carried out to demonstrate exactly the contribution of the door sealing, exhaust air valve and the inner cabin air pressure effect, door link, hinges and latch, plus the actual weight of the door during the closing. The results show which are the door/body components most responsible for car door closing movement energy increase and still, where to direct efforts to provide greater comfort for customers.
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