Polymer Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Design, analysis, and optimization of composite leaf springs for light vehicle applications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1999

Abstract

Design and manufacture of a functional composite spring for a solar powered light vehicle is described. The objective is to provide an understanding of the manufacture, use, and capabilities of composite leaf springs produced by using unidirectional Eglass' roving impregnated by an epoxy resin for light vehicle applications where the vehicle weight is of primary concern. The current design application involves a solar powered car.

Publication Title

Composite Structures

Volume

44

Issue

2-3

First Page

195

Last Page

204