Fabrication and optimization of properties of polymer laminated nanoreinforced automobile glasses

Experiments and modeling

M. A. Khaleel, X. Sun, K. Simmons

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Abstract

This paper describes the fabrication process for the thin cast-in-place laminate glazing systems to be used in cars of the future to achieve the weight reduction goals of FreedomCAR. The primary objective of the project is to reduce vehicle weight, improve fuel economy, and reduce vehicle emissions through the use of structurally reliable, high acoustic performance, and lightweight glazing systems with low manufacturing costs. Energy savings come from reducing weight by using thinner glazing: prior studies at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have demonstrated a potential of 30% weight reductions compared with standard glazing system. Energy savings will also come from reducing interior heat loads; that, in turn, will reduce the demand for air conditioning. The evaluation of alternative glazing concepts seeks to improve acoustical performance such that reduced interior noise levels can be achieved while maintaining glazing at minimal thickness and weight levels. The most important factor in utilizing laminated glazing systems as vehicle side glass is its advantage in cost savings for material and manufacturing processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)568-572
Number of pages5
JournalPolymer Science - Series A
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Automobiles
Energy conservation
Polymers
Vehicle Emissions
Fabrication
Glass
Fuel economy
Thermal load
Air conditioning
Laminates
Costs
Railroad cars
Acoustics
Experiments

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  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Fabrication and optimization of properties of polymer laminated nanoreinforced automobile glasses : Experiments and modeling. / Khaleel, M. A.; Sun, X.; Simmons, K.

In: Polymer Science - Series A, Vol. 50, No. 5, 01.05.2008, p. 568-572.

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