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Effect of Regrind on SMA Copolymer Boss/Joint Performance
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1995 by SAE International in United States
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To minimize warranty costs, due to squeak and rattle from ill fitting joints, automotive OEMs are requiring increased durability of thermoplastic attachments. There are several evaluation techniques for determining thermoplastic joint durability performance such as: strip-to-drive torque, screw pull-out force, and clamp load fall-off. A thermoplastic attachment (i.e. boss) which experiences clamp load fall-off will result in a loose fitting joint and subsequently lead to squeaks and rattles. In conjunction with the boss's performance the type of captured material between the screw and the joint can also contribute significantly to the overall retention qualities of the attachment.
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate: 1.) strip-to-drive ratios for thermoplastic bosses, and 2.) changes in clamp load with respect to environmental effects (i.e. thermal exposure) on thermoplastic bosses. Injection molded styrene-maleic anhydride (SMA) bosses were tested using three different levels of regrind content, five different boss ID's, and eleven different screw types.
|Aerospace Standard||Hose Assemblies, Installed, Visual Inspection Guide For|
|Aerospace Standard||HOSE, AIR DUCT, FLEXIBLE, SILICONE-COATED FABRIC, EXTERNAL NYLON HELIX, LOW-NOISE|
CitationBartos, C., Leung, R., Rozmus, R., Trapp, M. et al., "Effect of Regrind on SMA Copolymer Boss/Joint Performance," SAE Technical Paper 950810, 1995, https://doi.org/10.4271/950810.
- “Determination of Dimensional Changes in Injection Molded bosses Using Strain Gages: Effects on Joint Durability” Hoy R. Bartos C. Leung R. Rozmus R. Trapp M. SAE International Congress & Exposition February 28 March 3 1994 940653