HYBRID MATERIALS SUBSTITUTION FOR OLDSMOBILE OMEGA X-BODY COMPONENTS

This report provides an evaluation of the potential of weight savings for a 1980 General Motors X-body car through the substitution of lightweight composite materials for presently used metal materials. A total of 75 components of this vehicle are considered for substitution of lightweight materials. Based on equal stiffness for material substitution, analysis shows 495 pounds can be removed from this X-body car.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Hercules Incorporated

    Fiber Pave Marketing, Rm 12312-SE 1 Hercules Plaza
    Wilmington, DE  United States  17899

    Idaho State Traffic Safety Commission

    2419 West State Street
    Boise, ID  United States  83702

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • CROSS, S
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328907
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TSC-NHTSA-80-27 Final Rpt., HS-805 551
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM