METAL-PLASTIC LAMINATES FOR VEHICLE WEIGHT REDUCTION

A laminate combines the material optimization achievable with a composite with the manufacturing convenience and economy offered by a sheet material. In stiffness limited applications, a laminate can provide greater weight savings than are obtainable with other alternate materials at a potentially much lower cost. This paper describes the factors which influence the design of a laminate, the benefits offered by such laminates, and the characteristics of laminates which might limit their application.

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  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800077
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1980 12:00AM