I-Section Bumper with Improved Impact Performance from New Mineral-Filled Glass Mat Thermoplastic (GMT) Composite 1999-01-1014
The I-Section bumper design has evolved over the past 10 years into a lightweight, low cost, high performance alternative to traditional bumper beams. Initial I-Section Bumpers were developed with 40% Chopped fiberglass GMT. Through the development of lower cost Mineral-Filled/Chopped fiberglass GMT, improved static load and dynamic impact performance results have been achieved in I-Section Bumper Designs.
Citation: Gilliard, B., Bassett, W., Haque, E., Lewis, T. et al., "I-Section Bumper with Improved Impact Performance from New Mineral-Filled Glass Mat Thermoplastic (GMT) Composite," SAE Technical Paper 1999-01-1014, 1999, https://doi.org/10.4271/1999-01-1014. Download Citation
Brian Gilliard, Walt Bassett, Enamul Haque, Thomas Lewis, Dieter Featherman, Chris Johnston
GE Plastics, Azdel, Inc., Altair Engineering, Continental Structural Plastics
International Congress & Exposition
SAE 1999 Transactions - Journal of Materials & Manufacturing-V108-5