ENGINEERING DESIGN REQUIREMENTS FOR THIN SECTION REINFORCED NYLON EXTERIOR BODY PARTS
Rapidly expanding use of reinforced nylon for rigid exterior painted automotive panels and components has created a need for more complete understanding of the engineering and design principles that must be applied. Dimensional changes that occur with nylon are determinate and therefore must be considered to avoid warpage due to differential expansion when designing the part. Methods for determining stresses, critical buckling loads and their application to components are reviewed together with experimental results.
- Presented at SAE Passenger Car Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, 11-15 June 1979.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Haan, H de
- Sekhar, R C
- Publication Date: 1979-6
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 18 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Applications; Automobile parts industry; Automotive engineering; Buckling; Design; Motor vehicle bodies; Nylon; Plastics; Polymer fibers; Reinforced plastics; Stresses; Vehicle design; Vehicular materials
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile bodies; Automobile materials; Nylon polymers; Plastics (Reinforced); Reinforced nylon
- Subject Areas: Design; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00303389
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790670, HS-029 335U
- Files: HSL, TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 30 1984 12:00AM