WEIGHT REDUCTION OF AUTOMOTIVE PARTS BY USE OF POLYPROPYLENE
Specific automotive parts in which polypropylene has been successfully used to reduce weight are presented to illustrate how the proper selection of polypropylene based materials was made and the parts were designed to meet a range of typical automotive structural requirements. Based on these successful use histories, projections are made for future polypropylene applications which offer additional potential weight saving opportunities. Simplified screening techniques used for quickly identifying possible weight saving and the use of sophisticated computerized design techniques for finalizing new polypropylene part designs with high confidence levels are discussed and illustrated.
- Paper from the Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 24-28 February 1975, Detroit, Michigan.
New York, NY United States 10017
- Heinold, R H
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: Photos; References; Tables;
- TRT Terms: Automotive engineering; Computer aided design; Energy; Polypropylene; Screenings; Vehicle components; Weight
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00084981
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper #750154
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 1 1975 12:00AM