Publisher : The Korean Society for Composite Materials
DOI : 10.7234/composres.2015.28.5.291
Title & Authors
A Study on Structural Design of Natural Fiber Composites Automobile Body Panel Considering Impact Load Park, Kilsu; Kong, Changduk; Park, Hyunbum;
In this study, structural design and analysis of the automobile bonnet is performed. The flax/vinly ester composite material is applied for structural design. The Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding-Light (VARTML) manufacturing method is adopted for manufacturing the flax fiber composite bonnet. The VARTML is a manufacturing process that the resin is injected into the fly layered-up fibers enclosed by a rigid mold tool under vacuum. A series of flax/vinyl ester composite panels are manufactured, and several kinds of specimens cut out from the panels are tested to obtain mechanical performance data. Based on this, structural design of the automobile bonnet is performed.
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