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Tailored Material Properties Using Textile Composites, Christopher M. Pastore Nov 2017

Tailored Material Properties Using Textile Composites, Christopher M. Pastore

Kanbar College Faculty Papers

Lightweighting is essential for the reduction of energy consumption in transportation. The most common approach is through the application of high specific strength and stiffness materials, such as composites and high performance aluminum alloys. One of the challenges associated with the use of advanced materials is the high cost. This paper explores the opportunities of using hybrid composites (glass and carbon, for example) with selective fiber placement to optimize the weight subject to price constraints for given components.

Considering the example of a hat-section for hood reinforcement, different material configurations were modeled and developed. The required thickness of the hat ...