An Experimental Determination of the Strain History, Deflection Behavior, and Material Properties of a Composite material Rooftop for a Multipurpose Vehicle Part III 890549
Composite material roof structures for multipurpose vehicles are comprised of a composite shell molded without metal frames as in most automobile rooftops. This paper experimentally analyzes the roof structure performance for a static uniformly distributed load over the roof surface and examines the tensile properties, effects of high temperatures and sound absorption characteristics of the random, chopped glass fiber reinforced epoxy resin material. The roof performance includes the load-strain history and the load-deflection behavior of the structure.
Citation: Bhajekar, V. and Guenther, D., "An Experimental Determination of the Strain History, Deflection Behavior, and Material Properties of a Composite material Rooftop for a Multipurpose Vehicle Part III," SAE Technical Paper 890549, 1989, https://doi.org/10.4271/890549. Download Citation
Vidyadhar Ashok Bhajekar, Dennis A. Guenther
The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH
SAE International Congress and Exposition
New Developments in Polymer Composites for Automotive Applications-SP-0784, SAE Transactions Journal of Materials and Manufacturing-V98-5