·Technical explanation of composite materials in vehicle design and manufacture
·Covers all phases of composites design, formulation, fabrication, and testing
·Features hundreds of case studies and hard-to-find formulas and analytical data
·Detailed information on resins, preforms, lightweighting, biobased materials.
This technical book provides a comprehensive explanation of how advanced composite materials, including FRPs, reinforced thermoplastics, carbon-based composites and many others are designed, processed and utilized in exterior, interior, under-the-hood, structural, semi-structural and non-structural components in passenger cars, performance cars, trucks, motorbikes, and mass transit vehicles.
The book clarifies how the material properties of composites can be optimized to decrease weight, expand design options, improve crashworthiness, and reduce fuel consumption in response to CAFE and other regulations.
The many case studies and equation-based analyses in this book are intended to assist engineers and others in the selection of materials and the fabrication of vehicle parts.