Various factors in the automotive sector have combined to create a favourable climate for the development of materials and fabrication techniques for polymer-based composite body panels and structures. The cond104 in which composites are used within the automotive industry has been reviewed in this report and those materials and processes that are used in the fabrication of components and structures are described in detail. For this reason, this report is essential reading for the composites, plastics industries and the land transport/automotive sectors. An additional indexed section containing several hundred abstracts from the Rapra Polymer Library database gives useful references for further reading.... cars and trucks will use SMC to some degree, ranging from a couple of small components, to most of the entire body. ... Jeep Wrangler roof; metal-replacing parts for the top-selling F-Series trucks, and a broad range of near- engine items.
|Title||:||Composites for Automotive Applications|
|Author||:||C. D. Rudd|
|Publisher||:||iSmithers Rapra Publishing - 2000-01-01|