Polymer Composite Applications for Motor Vehicles
- Special Publication
- ISBN 1-56091-114-X
- 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.