As automotive technology veers towards self-driven, connected, electric and shared vehicles, automotive transport stands at a critical threshold. Newer technologies and more sustainable approaches to resource management are altering the very ethos of mobility.
Vehicle ownership is predicted to decline while integrated ride- sharing, sustainable methods of public transport, and automated vehicles are set to play a greater role in the future of mobility. Future vehicles will be completely different, designed around the comfort and needs of the passengers instead of driver. The essential design of automotive interiors and exteriors will sport a new look and feel in line with shifting ergonomic demands. As automotive design becomes more aligned with that of interior and living spaces, there will be a greater need to maximize the room available in vehicles without compromising on safety.
There will also be a need for robust vehicle chassis, and this is where TMT steel bars will play a robust role.
While steel has proven itself as the trusted material for engineering crash structures that offer comfort and security for passengers with flexible, structural design options, TMT steel bars characteristics of strength, durability, and sturdiness aligns dynamically with the needs of the next generation vehicles. TMT bars will make possible lighter yet stronger designs while minimizing the total cost of ownership to eventually deliver sustainable mobility solutions.
WHAT MAKES TMT BARS IDEAL?
Constant innovation, coupled with advanced processing technologies has equipped the TMT bars with the capabilities to be engineered in a variety of ways to meet the needs of future mobility and the challenges ahead.
Future vehicles will be lightweight so as to balance small battery sizes with maximum range. TMT bars being lightweight will ideally complement the needs of these vehicles, even though it is heavier than aluminum (when measuring equal parts area and thickness), it is more than three times stronger. Add to this, less of it will be needed to manufacture the vehicle’s chassis; for instance, when used in floor and chassis of the vehicle, they will help reduce weight by 120 kgs.
Automobile bodies manufactured with TMT bars could see a 26% reduction in total weight when compared to automobiles of the same size with internal combustion engines. This in turn will also help meet the targets of fuel efficiency, and safety.
TMT steel bars unique flexibility and formability will help futuristic designers use their creativity to the fullest, and bring about remarkable transformation in functionality and aesthetics. Further, TMT bars slender framing looks with flexibility and malleability will inspire architects to explore, pursue and innovate with construction structure design looks in varied ways.
This way, TMT bars can offer the much-needed strength while keeping the material thin, which in turn creates more room in the passenger cabin for new seating arrangements. They can also manage the loads associated with passengers in multiple and diverse seating configurations.
TMT bar’s very high elongation values and consistent properties throughout the length of bar, equips it with excellent formability capabilities. This means it can be formed into simple and complex shapes by different manufacturing processes.
The important parameters that characterize the formability are high work- hardening exponent and total elongation. While high work-hardening exponent accounts for the ability of the TMT bar to stretch and more uniformly distribute strain in the presence of the applied load, total elongation determines the volume by which they can be stretched before failure.
The future trend is to retain strength and improve formability. TMT bar will play a
critical role herein with its capability to adapt and be used in different places in the
TMT bars are highly-resistant to continuous wear and tear which makes them an extremely durable product, one of the hardest metals with the quaint ability to withstand strain.
They also last for a long time making them highly cost-effective in more ways than one, ideal especially for car fleet owners who provide ride-sharing services. Furthermore, they will also ensure superior acoustic performance which will give the passengers a quieter cabin, resulting in a more pleasurable ride experience.
As future vehicle owners look to manage the total cost of ownership within means, they will look to durable, lasting vehicles that are also affordable to own. TMT bars can make the car body structure stronger while lightening the weight of the vehicle at an affordable cost.
TMT bars with their high tensile strength are extremely strong with high load- bearing capabilities, free of surface irregularities and deformities. Made with heat and passed through distinct water cooling systems, they are designed to offer strength, resilience, durability, structural stability, making them ideal for manufacturing vehicle chassis.
Moreover their less thickness will result in less fuel consumption and ultimately reduce carbon dioxide emission.
DUCTILITY / MALLEABILITY
TMT bars with their ability to alter shape without getting damaged when force is applied as well as deform under high compression, makes them ideal for extensive usage in the manufacture of automotive components.
TMT bars are also a good conductor of heat and electricity with the ability to pass or conduct heat and electricity through it, without any damage, which is why they are used extensively in the making of automobiles electric wiring parts.
TMT bars are extremely rust-resistant. Add to this, their strong properties and thin weight makes them ideal for battery packs in cars with electrification.
A battery pack structural enclosure made of TMT steel bars can house more batteries which will allow vehicles to go farther on a single charge than what is allowed by battery casing made out of aluminum.
TMT bars delivers on the unique properties of deflection and crash energy absorption.
A vehicle should be strong enough to handle the opposing pressure. For instance, it should absorb the impact of the crash that is happening at the front-end of the vehicle. When the crash energy is absorbed, the pressure of the same should not allow the vehicle to shake more while at the same time help keep the passengers more protected inside.
This is what TMT bars do effectively. They also make the vehicle strong enough to divert the crash energy while nullifying the chances of getting damaged.
Vehicle battery encasements made from TMT bars can also provide the requisite structural integrity for crash management, as well as prevent damage and leakage of the battery pack.
In a world where climate change is in the forefront of people’s concerns, vehicles that meet the highest environmental requirements will come to be favored greatly. Steel is the only material that is completely recyclable and it also has the best environmental performance over its entire lifecycle when compared to aluminum and carbon fibre.
Based on lifecycle assessment measuring carbon-dioxide emissions from production to recycling, TMT steel bars perform remarkably well as an eco-friendly material. As per a WORLD STEEL ASSOCIATION assessment, TMT steel bars emits lesser emissions than aluminum. Further even after production, cumulative gas emissions of vehicles made with TMT steel bars is said to be 10% lower when looking at the full life-cycle. Experts believe that TMT steel bars can vastly help vehicle manufacturers to achieve lower lifecycle emissions as part of the ‘future mobility’ transition, as TMT steel bars can be infinitely recycled, both at the beginning and end of its production. This means that even the waste stuff can be heated and used as automobile components. Most importantly, as TMT bars are 100% recyclable, they do not fade in quality even after heat treated numerous times.
TMT bars also help neutralize threat to automobiles from factors like decay, pests, rodents, insects, daily wear and tear, etc. Blessed with several amazing properties, TMT bars unique mixture of strength, durability, precision, and malleability gives the automobile manufacturers a wide array of options to innovate and come up with newer ways of automobile designs.
Consumers will continue to play a key role in shaping the demand for steel in the automotive sector. Their perceptions and attitudes are what will determine the evolution of future mobility and transportation. According to a study commissioned in 2019 by the Steel Market Development Institute, Americans continue to trust and prefer steel as the automotive material of choice, in future mobility vehicles. A majority of them believe steel to be preferable to aluminum for its robust and stronger durability, strength, and safety, and strongly prefer TMT steel bars as the most important material in a vehicle’s frame or body structure.
In-depth understanding and knowledge of evolving trends will enable steel producers prioritize and better position their business strategies and investments.
This is what exactly premier TMT steel bars manufacturer, VINAYAK STEEL INDUSTRIES is doing with success.
VINAYAK STEEL TMT BARS – AN IDEAL CHOICE
Currently there are various grades of TMT bars available in the marketplace. Each of the grades represents the strength and rigidity of the TMT bar, specifically the yield-strength of reinforcements. When zeroing in on the right TMT bars, factoring in the strength of TMT bars based on their grades, is essential.
The higher the grade, the better the TMT bars are. It is here that Fe 500D Grade TMT Bars provides the ideal confluence of strength & flexibility in line with IS Standards. Further, their extreme flexibility in line with the same norms makes them ideal for all types of construction and future mobility purposes.
Leading TMT steel bars manufacturer, VINAYAK STEEL INDUSTRIES offers the finest of genuine strongest, earthquake-resistant, and corrosion-free TMT steel bar Fe- 550, that conform to IS: 1786:2008 BIS standards (a standard equivalent to a number of international standards like ASTM A615 Grade 60 of the USA; BS 444 Grade 460 of Britain; BST 500 of DIN 488 of Germany).
VINAYAK STEEL’s high-grade Fe-550 TMT Bar has proven time and again its extreme robustness and strength with the ability to resist seismic attacks and prevent structural damage. Add to this, it also guarantees top-notch equilibrium, safety and stability to a concrete structure; and great resistance on dynamic loading with varied yield and tensile strength.
Manufactured with the latest technology, every Fe-550 TMT Bar undergoes robust quality-check process including extreme anti-corrosion testing methodology, in intense rusting conditions. Overall, a combination of best-in-class technology and stringent quality assessments on industry standards yields the perfect TMT bars for all kinds of construction and future mobility needs. The high calibre of their quality can be estimated from the fact that every VINAYAK’s Fe-550 TMT Bar, carries a BIS Certification confirming adherence to IS 1786:2008 (Contains the Standard Mark, Cast / Lot number, Grade, Size, & Corresponding test results).
An ideal material for all kinds of future mobility concepts and construction structures from coastal, to marine or underground, VINAYAK STEEL’s Fe-550 TMT Bars are best selected in accordance with the design requirement of the future mobility concept or construction structure.