Longitudinal Beams

Longitudinal beams are elementary, safety-critical assemblies in vehicle construction. The components must be able to absorb large amounts of energy to enhance passenger safety. The ribbed structure of VarioStruct can provide more energy absorption in the component during crash events.

In addition, longitudinal beams must have strong localized rigidities because they support suspension components. Longitudinal beams in VarioStruct technology enable tailored reinforcement at those points that are subject to local stresses. Of further benefit, the cast structure makes it possible to connect extruded aluminum sections – another efficient way to save costs.

Whatever the case, VarioStruct's construction principles offer superior characteristics in terms of crash safety, rigidity and operational stability.


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