An Introduction to Automotive Composites

An Introduction to Automotive Composites

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This book is an upb306d and expanded version of the course notes for the Composite Awareness course run by the Warwick Manufacturing Group in 1998-1999. The book gives readers an appreciation of composites, materials properties, manufacturing technologies and the wider implications of using composites in the automotive sector. It will be useful for those already working with composites in automotive applications and for those who are considering using them in the future.It is likely that the use of composite front ends in one form or another will form part of all OEM long range vehicle plans. The latest developments include the use of steel pressings in the mould. These hybrid ... The Ford Focus uses such a part. 10.11 Doors ... As thermoplastic composites have improved in mechanical performance, these materials have come to take over from the thermoset composites.

Title:An Introduction to Automotive Composites
Author:Nick Tucker, Kevin Lindsey
Publisher:iSmithers Rapra Publishing - 2002-01-01


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