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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper from Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 24-28 February 1975, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Trueman, E D
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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