Feasibility Study of Polypropylene Based Compounds for Radiator Tank Applications 2007-01-1526
The current market uses Nylon66 or PA66 based compounds for radiator end tank applications. This study will focus on investigating the feasibility of using Polypropylene based compound material for radiator tank application. Interest in Polypropylene (PP) exists due to various material property advantages as well as cost and weight reduction opportunities. Study will involve 3 different grades of Polypropylene (PP). The Finite Element (FE) simulations and corresponding product testing will investigate the feasibility range for such compounds in radiator tank applications. Validated Finite Element (FE) model will be used to compute the Stress, Strain and Deflection magnitudes in the radiator using specific grade of Polypropylene. Various iterations will be computed to fully understand the effect of temperature on specific grades and its impact on the feasible application range.