Thermal Durability Testing for Underbody Fibrous Heat Shields 950620
The design and composition of heat shields is becoming a major factor in the design of future automobiles. The optimization of heat insulation materials is crucial in keeping size, mass, and cost to a minimum. The purpose of this paper is to describe the testing of four different fibrous insulating materials simulating 150,000 miles of the Underbody heat shielding that a light duty truck may experience. The materials were tested before and after the thermal durability experiment to show the degraded conduction performance of each sample.
Scott Dudley, Colin Jordan, Alex Bogevich, Michael DaGama, Larry Eberhart, Paul Elio, Ed Frederick, Jeffery Grabowski, Kevin Guntharp, Greg Hamman, Luke Marsh, Brad Oblak, Ed Perzyk, Rob Siebelink, Kent Stenberg, Brad Peland, Shelly Pfanzer