US 9,809,258 B2
Vehicle body structure
Masahiko Emura, Saitama (JP)
Assigned to HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
Appl. No. 14/916,193
Filed by HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP)
PCT Filed Aug. 1, 2014, PCT No. PCT/JP2014/070360
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Mar. 3, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/033714, PCT Pub. Date Mar. 12, 2015.
Claims priority of application No. 2013-182379 (JP), filed on Sep. 3, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0194034 A1, Jul. 7, 2016
Int. Cl. B62D 25/02 (2006.01); B62D 25/20 (2006.01); B62D 25/04 (2006.01)
CPC B62D 25/2036 (2013.01) [B62D 25/025 (2013.01); B62D 25/04 (2013.01)] 8 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A vehicle body structure which includes,
a side sill extending on a side of a vehicle body in a front-rear direction, and
a pillar having a lower end joined to the side sill and extending upward;
wherein
the side sill comprises:
a side-sill outer which is formed, to have a hat-like cross section, by,
a pair of an outer upper wall and an outer lower wall which face each other,
an outer side wall which extends to outer ends, in a vehicle-width direction, of the outer upper wall and the outer lower wall,
an outer upper flange which extends upward from an inner end, in the vehicle-width direction, of the outer upper wall, and
an outer lower flange which extends downward from an inner end, in the vehicle-width direction, of the outer lower wall; and
a side-sill inner which is formed, to have a hat-like cross section, by,
a pair of an inner upper wall and an inner lower wall which face each other,
an inner side wall which extends to inner ends, in the vehicle-width direction, of the inner upper wall and the inner lower wall,
an inner upper flange which extends upward from an outer end, in the vehicle-width direction, of the inner upper wall, and
an inner lower flange which extends downward from an outer end, in the vehicle-width direction, of the inner lower wall;
wherein the outer upper flange and the inner upper flange are joined and the outer lower flange and the inner lower flange are joined so as to form a closed cross section;
the pillar comprises:
a joined portion located in a lower end portion of the pillar, and sandwiched and joined between the outer upper flange and the inner upper flange;
a first extended portion and a second extended portion which extend in the closed cross section of the side sill from the joined portion, and are arranged at a predetermined distance from each other in the front-rear direction; and
an extension which has an upper end joined to at least one of the first extended portion and the second extended portion, and a lower end sandwiched and joined between the outer lower flange and the inner lower flange.