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RECONFIGURABLE BODY EXTERIOR PANELS: A REVIEW

Author(s):
Samir Bangde, Chandrakant R Kini, & Anand Pai*

Affiliation(s):
Department of Aeronautical and Automobile Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India.

*Corresponding Author Email: anand.pai@manipal.edu

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Automobile industry has always considered the exterior body of the automobile as their main concern. Automobile sector advancing and developing the exterior panels of the vehicle giving the vehicle an advantage of the reduction of the weight, improvement in fuel efficiency, improvements in aerodynamics, etc. In this paper we have discussed the researches and findings regarding the advancements and reconfigurability of the external panels of the vehicle. Considering the advancements and reconfigurability into the different exterior panels, aerodynamics and ma-terials have been discussed. Aiming the research towards the advancements and re-configurability of the exterior panels, aerodynamics and material used.