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Investigation of Opportunities for Lightweight Vehicles Using Advanced Plastics and Composites.


PB2013103220

Publication Date 2012
Page Count 416
Abstract The primary goal of this research project was to identify and evaluate the safety benefits of structural plastics and composites applications in future lighter, more fuel efficient, and environmentally sustainable vehicles. The research objectives of this project were (1) to evaluate the current state of modeling and simulation tools for predicting impact response of composite materials in automotive structures, (2) to investigate weight reduction opportunities in a current vehicle, and (3) to evaluate the impact of such weight reduction on crashworthiness.
Keywords
  • Light weight vehicles
  • Composite materials
  • Plastics
  • Advanced materials
  • Automotive structures
  • Crashworthiness
  • Evaluation
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Investigations
  • Research project
  • Safety
  • Simulation
  • Weight reduction
Source Agency
  • Highway Traffic Safety
Corporate Authors National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 201306
Investigation of Opportunities for Lightweight Vehicles Using Advanced Plastics and Composites.
Investigation of Opportunities for Lightweight Vehicles Using Advanced Plastics and Composites.
PB2013103220

  • Light weight vehicles
  • Composite materials
  • Plastics
  • Advanced materials
  • Automotive structures
  • Crashworthiness
  • Evaluation
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Investigations
  • Research project
  • Safety
  • Simulation
  • Weight reduction
  • Highway Traffic Safety
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