A Summary of Proceedings for the Safety Characterization of Future Plastic and Composite Intensive Vehicles (CIVs), A Workshop for Subject Matters Experts (SME), Monday August 4, 2008

This document includes presentation and focused discussion summaries from a workshop held August 4, 2008 on future plastic and composite intensive (PCIV) vehicles. The goal of the workshop was to provide expert input to assist Volpe in identifying promising near-term research and development (R&D) opportunities. Topics included: increasing the use of automotive plastics; the status of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) sponsored research on 2020 PCIV Safety; the Department of Energy's (DOE's) FreedomCAR light-weighting materials R&D program; crashworthiness testing of advanced materials at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory; vehicle weight reduction and halving the fuel consumption of new automobiles; real-life crash safety performance of small, light cars; designing cars with carbon fiber composite bodies; plastics/composites testing standards; modeling crash prediction of composite structures; industry best practices and perspectives on 2020 PCIV safety.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 44p

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  • Accession Number: 01663188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Feb 15 2018 9:52AM