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Title: DOE Automotive Composite Materials Research: Present and Future Efforts

Abstract

One method of increasing automotive energy efficiency is through mass reduction of structural components by the incorporation of composite materials. Significant use of glass reinforced polymers as structural components could yield a 20--30% reduction in vehicle weight while the use of carbon fiber reinforced materials could yield a 40--60% reduction in mass. Specific areas of research for lightweighting automotive components are listed, along with research needs for each of these categories: (1) low mass metals; (2) polymer composites; and (3) ceramic materials.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Research (ER) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
3459
Report Number(s):
ORNL/CP-101220
TRN: AH200112%%467
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Composites Manufacturing and Tooling '99, Anaheim, CA (US), 02/08/1999--02/10/1999; Other Information: PBD: 10 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 33 ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS; CARBON FIBERS; CERAMICS; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; GLASS; MANUFACTURING; POLYMERS; REINFORCED MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Warren, C.D. DOE Automotive Composite Materials Research: Present and Future Efforts. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Warren, C.D. DOE Automotive Composite Materials Research: Present and Future Efforts. United States.
Warren, C.D. Tue . "DOE Automotive Composite Materials Research: Present and Future Efforts". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/3459.
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