WEIGHT SAVING APPROACHES THROUGH THE USE OF GLASS-REINFORCED PLASTIC
Problems affecting the availability and cost of fuel have caused automotive engineers to accelerate programs aimed at making ground transportation more energy efficient. Reducing vehicle weight is considered one of the most fundamental ways to achieve that goal. Fiber glass-reinforced plastic materials offer a lightweight alternative for components which are or were manufactured from steel. Other characteristics of fiber glass/plastic make it a complete materials system with cost/performance advantages beyond its high strength-to-weight ratio.
- Paper from Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 24-28 February 1975, Detroit, Michigan.
New York, NY USA 10017
- Trueman, E D
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 4 p.
- TRT Terms: Automotive engineering; Energy; Fiberglass; Fuels; Ground transportation; Reinforced plastics; Supply; Vehicle components; Weight
- Old TRIS Terms: Fuel shortage
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00084982
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper #750155
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM