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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at SAE Passenger Car Meeting, Dearborn, Michigan, 11-15 June 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Haan, H de
    • Sekhar, R C
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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Filing Info

  • 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