A Systematic Procedure for Integrating Titanium Alloys as a Lightweight Automotive Material Alternative Conference Paper uri icon


  • For incorporating titanium components onto a vehicle in place of existing iron/steel components, there is a need for a methodical procedure to ensure successful and efficient integration. This involves a refinement over standard lightweight engineering procedures. In this paper, a suitable procedure is developed for replacing a structural component with titanium and the method realized. Design and manufacturing issues associated with integrating titanium are identified and addressed. The importance of justifying component replacement in terms of life-cycle costs rather than purely by the manufacturing cost alone is also emphasized. 2011 SAE International.

name of conference

  • SAE Technical Paper Series

published proceedings

  • SAE Technical Papers

author list (cited authors)

  • Kuttolamadom, M., Jones, J., Mears, L., Ziegert, J., & Kurfess, T.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Kuttolamadom, Mathew||Jones, Joshua||Mears, Laine||Ziegert, John||Kurfess, Thomas

publication date

  • July 2011