How to design safer and lighter busses while staying cost competitive
The bus manufacturing industry has traditionally turned to steel in bus frames for its high strength and availability. Now new types of materials are entering the market, offering a broader scope of benefits and helping designers tackle the challenges of tomorrow’s city busses and coaches.
The global bus industry is in a period of profound change. Designers face new challenges in terms of lightweight structures and have to embrace alternative traction methods. How can stainless steels help? Our Lead Technical Manager, Barbara Mundt presents examples.
- How stainless steels are helping designers to create lightweight busses with reduced maintenance, longer lifetime, improved CO2 footprint and increased safety for more passengers
- How stainless steels enable cost-competitive designs
- Stainless steel material properties and lightweight potential calculated by simulations
- Questions and answers
Dr. Barbara Mundt
Lead Technical Manager at Outokumpu
Barbara is responsible for technical market development for Outokumpu, with a focus on applications for mobility and transportation, especially automotive engineering as well as bus and coach business.