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2002-06-03

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Thermoplastic Matrix Composites for Structural Automotive Applications 2002-01-1891

This paper presents cost-benefit analysis of glass and carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites for structural automotive applications based on press forming operation. Press forming is very similar to stamping operation for steel. The structural automotive applications involve beam type components. The part selected for a case study analysis is a crossbeam support for instrument panels.

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