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Polymer Composite Applications for Motor Vehicles

  • Special Publication
  • SP-0850
  • ISBN 1-56091-114-X
Published February 01, 1991 by SAE International in United States
Polymer Composite Applications for Motor Vehicles
  • English
  • 80 pages

The worldwide automotive industry faces a global challenge to improve fuel efficiency, quality and performance while reducing costs. This comprehensive publication reviews the cost-effective applications of polymer composite materials and processing for automotive applications. Contents include: advances in toughening of phenolic composites; structural thermoplastic composites for interior energy management to meet FMVSS 201 and 208; new polymethylpentene compounds for automotive applications; polymer composite processing: factors influencing process selection; injection/compression molding of glass- reinforced thermoset composites for automotive under-hood applications; ;effects of fiber and proerty orientation of "C" shaped cross sections; and failure analysis of terminal pullout in automotive connectors.