In the present paper, a thermoplastic composite component of a mass transit vehicle, is designed using a complex mix of computational analyses and experimental testing. Among the currently available composite materials, Eglass fiber/polyetherimide (PEI) thermoplastic composite material is mainly considered for its inherently fire-retardant properties and in life cycle perspective. The thermoplastic composite panel is designed in order to satisfy AnsaldoBreda structural loading and performance requirements. The final configuration of the thermoplastic panel exhibits excellent weight saving of more 50% compared to the conventional aluminum panel.

Thermoplastic composite structure for mass transit vehicle: design, computational engineering and experimental validation

ZINNO, ALBERTO;PROTA, ANDREA
2012

Abstract

In the present paper, a thermoplastic composite component of a mass transit vehicle, is designed using a complex mix of computational analyses and experimental testing. Among the currently available composite materials, Eglass fiber/polyetherimide (PEI) thermoplastic composite material is mainly considered for its inherently fire-retardant properties and in life cycle perspective. The thermoplastic composite panel is designed in order to satisfy AnsaldoBreda structural loading and performance requirements. The final configuration of the thermoplastic panel exhibits excellent weight saving of more 50% compared to the conventional aluminum panel.
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