PLASTIC CARBODY FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE APPLICATION
The objective of this program was to develop a new autobody structure for a near term electric vehicle application. Design criteria for the structure specified lightweight, durable construction which was to meet current Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Accomplishments on the program to date have included the conceptual and detail design, test, and prototype fabrication of an autobody structure which has been constructed almost totally from fiberglass-reinforced plastic. Parts have generally been designed to be compatible with the sheet molding compound process. The plastic structure has been demonstrated through sub-scale testing to be capable for meeting the 30 mph barrier crash requirements.
- From the SAE Meeting June 11-15, 1979.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- McCafferty, G P
- Publication Date: 1979-6
- Pagination: 12 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- TRT Terms: Applications; Automobiles; Design; Durability; Electric power; Electric vehicles; Electrical equipment; Fiberglass; Lightweight materials; Motor vehicle bodies; Plastics; Reinforced plastics; Storage batteries; Structural design; Vehicle bodies; Vehicular materials
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile bodies; Automobile materials; Electric vehicle body structure; Light weight; Plastics (Reinforced); Storage battery vehicles
- Subject Areas: Design; Energy; Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00303453
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790702
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM