Accession Number : ADA305146

Title :   Fiber Orientation in Fiber-Reinforced Plastics and How It Affects Automotive Applications,

Corporate Author : SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS INC WARRENDALE PA

Personal Author(s) : Rowbotham, E. R.

PDF Url : ADA305146

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This paper discusses how fiber orientation of fiber in fiber- reinforced plastics affects automotive applications. Orientation can adversely affect moldings in applications where stress is important, especially in engine components such as front timing covers, pump flanges, oil sump bosses, and crankshaft housing. The paper examines these problems in detail and suggests ways to avert serious difficulties relating to fiber orientation. (AN)

Descriptors :   *REINFORCED PLASTICS, TENSILE STRENGTH, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, STRESS ANALYSIS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, ENGINE COMPONENTS, CRACKING(FRACTURING), NYLON, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), FRACTURE(MECHANICS), GLASS FIBERS, FLANGES, MOLDINGS, AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS, POLYESTER PLASTICS, THERMOSETTING PLASTICS, FIBER REINFORCEMENT, COMPRESSION MOLDING.

Subject Categories : Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE