APPLICATION OF COMPOSITES IN URBAN TRANSPORT

Polymer-based composite materials and their qualities have been known for over 50 years, but they have only recently been used in urban transportation vehicles. They have transformed not only volume to weight ratios and crashworthiness but also the design of new vehicles, whether bus, light rail, or underground. Operator advantages, passenger comfort, and safety, such as fire reduction and crashworthiness, are some of the advantages this article points out in discussing the attractive qualities of composites.

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    3, Avenue Hoche
    75008 Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Forsdyke, K L
  • Publication Date: 2000-4

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00791251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 2000 12:00AM