Durability of a continuous strand mat polymeric composite for automotive structural applications

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A key unanswered question that must be addressed before polymeric composites will be widely used in automotive structural components is their durability. Major durability issues are the effects of cyclic loadings, creep, automotive environments, and low-energy impacts on dimensional stability, strength, and stiffness. The U.S. Department of Energy is sponsoring a project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to address these issues and to develop, in cooperation with the Automotive Composites Consortium, experimentally based, durability driven, design guidelines. The initial reference material is an isocyanurate reinforced with a continuous strand, swirl glass mat. This paper describes the basic deformation and failure ... continued below

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Corum, J.M.; McCoy, H.E. Jr.; Ruggles, M.B. & Simpson, W.A. Jr. December 31, 1995.

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A key unanswered question that must be addressed before polymeric composites will be widely used in automotive structural components is their durability. Major durability issues are the effects of cyclic loadings, creep, automotive environments, and low-energy impacts on dimensional stability, strength, and stiffness. The U.S. Department of Energy is sponsoring a project at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to address these issues and to develop, in cooperation with the Automotive Composites Consortium, experimentally based, durability driven, design guidelines. The initial reference material is an isocyanurate reinforced with a continuous strand, swirl glass mat. This paper describes the basic deformation and failure behavior of the reference material, and it presents test results illustrating the property degradations caused by loading, time, and environmental effects. The importance of characterizing and understanding damage and how it leads to failure is also discussed. The results presented are from the initial phases of an ongoing project. The ongoing effort and plans are briefly described.

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OSTI as DE96003762

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  • 11. annual advanced composites conference, Dearborn, MI (United States), 6-9 Nov 1995

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  • Other: DE96003762
  • Report No.: CONF-9511141--2
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/95282 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 172087
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc666591

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Corum, J.M.; McCoy, H.E. Jr.; Ruggles, M.B. & Simpson, W.A. Jr. Durability of a continuous strand mat polymeric composite for automotive structural applications, article, December 31, 1995; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc666591/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.