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Title: Joining and reinforcing a composite bumper beam and a composite crush can for a vehicle

Abstract

A front bumper beam and crush can (FBCC) system is provided for a vehicle. A bumper beam has an interior surface with a plurality of ribs extending therefrom. The ribs and the interior surface are made of a chopped fiber composite and cooperate to engage a crush can. The chopped fiber composite reinforces the engaging surfaces of the crush can and the interior surface of the bumper beam. The crush can has a tubular body made of a continuous fiber composite. The crush can has outwardly-extending flanges at an end spaced away from the bumper beam. The flanges are at least partially provided with a layer of chopped fiber composite to reinforce a joint between the outwardly-extending flange and the vehicle frame.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
UNITED STATES COUNCIL FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH, LLC. Southfield, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1347594
Patent Number(s):
9,598,033
Application Number:
14/935,722
Assignee:
UNITED STATES COUNCIL FOR AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH, LLC DOEEE
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005661
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Nov 09
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Citation Formats

Berger, Elisabeth, Decker, Leland, Armstrong, Dale, Truskin, James, Pasupuleti, Praveen, Dwarmpudi, Ramesh, and Doroudian, Mark. Joining and reinforcing a composite bumper beam and a composite crush can for a vehicle. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Berger, Elisabeth, Decker, Leland, Armstrong, Dale, Truskin, James, Pasupuleti, Praveen, Dwarmpudi, Ramesh, & Doroudian, Mark. Joining and reinforcing a composite bumper beam and a composite crush can for a vehicle. United States.
Berger, Elisabeth, Decker, Leland, Armstrong, Dale, Truskin, James, Pasupuleti, Praveen, Dwarmpudi, Ramesh, and Doroudian, Mark. Tue . "Joining and reinforcing a composite bumper beam and a composite crush can for a vehicle". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1347594.
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title = {Joining and reinforcing a composite bumper beam and a composite crush can for a vehicle},
author = {Berger, Elisabeth and Decker, Leland and Armstrong, Dale and Truskin, James and Pasupuleti, Praveen and Dwarmpudi, Ramesh and Doroudian, Mark},
abstractNote = {A front bumper beam and crush can (FBCC) system is provided for a vehicle. A bumper beam has an interior surface with a plurality of ribs extending therefrom. The ribs and the interior surface are made of a chopped fiber composite and cooperate to engage a crush can. The chopped fiber composite reinforces the engaging surfaces of the crush can and the interior surface of the bumper beam. The crush can has a tubular body made of a continuous fiber composite. The crush can has outwardly-extending flanges at an end spaced away from the bumper beam. The flanges are at least partially provided with a layer of chopped fiber composite to reinforce a joint between the outwardly-extending flange and the vehicle frame.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 21 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Mar 21 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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