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Determining if Destructive Testing Can Be Reduced by Using Pre-Yield Strength Data in Analysis of Composite Reinforced Automotive Hood Assemblies

Authors
  • Mike Bishop (Bowling Green State University)
  • Todd C. Waggoner (Bowling Green State University)
  • Edward C. Kennedy (University of Toledo)

Abstract

The supplier in this study is an automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM). This supplier produces thermo-set plastic exterior body panels for Chrysler, Ford, and GM. Doors, hoods, deck-lids, and fenders are the typical body panels supplied. The supplier molds outer panels, inner panels, incorporates hardware reinforcements, and bonds the panels together using an epoxy adhesive. The panels are painted with primer, placed in a shipping rack, and then shipped to a specific customer assembly plant.

Keywords: automotive|composite materials|manufacturing|quality control|quality

How to Cite:

Bishop, M. & Waggoner, T. C. & Kennedy, E. C., (2003) “Determining if Destructive Testing Can Be Reduced by Using Pre-Yield Strength Data in Analysis of Composite Reinforced Automotive Hood Assemblies”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering 19(2).

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Published on
01 Feb 2003
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