Vehicle Construction Material Types
GE010E01

Course format: Online training with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 1 hour
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Pricing
Gold Class: $50.00
Platinum: $50.00
Standard: $60.00

This course helps satisfy ProLevel training requirements for the following roles:
Non-Structural Technician
Educator

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Estimator
Non-Structural Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser
Educator

Vehicle makers use a variety of materials to transfer collision energy around the passenger compartment to protect the occupants. This course introduces how those materials are used and how to identify them. From different types of metals to foams, adhesives, even structural glass, the student will learn how these materials are used in vehicle construction and how they impact collision repair.

 

Course Content
Module 1 – Vehicle Construction Materials
Ensuring a vehicle collapses properly in a collision is critical to protecting the occupants. This module introduces the learner to how vehicle makers use a variety of materials to transfer collision energy around the passenger compartment. Additionally, this module explains how to identify the different material types using a variety of methods.

Module 2 – Material Types
This module explains the different types of steel commonly used in vehicle construction and identifies where different strengths of steel are located on the structure. This module also identifies how and where aluminum, magnesium, and carbon fiber are used in vehicle design. Finally, this module explains the role foams and adhesives play in vehicle design and how stationary glass is used to provide structural integrity to the upper body structure.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • List the different types of materials used in vehicle construction and identify them.
  • Explain how the construction materials are designed to protect the occupants in a collision.
  • List the different types of steel and explain how the forming process can affect its strength.
  • Explain how foams and adhesives are used in vehicle construction.
  • Explain how stationary glass plays a role in the structural integrity of a vehicle.