RESEARCH OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS USED IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF VEHICLE BODYWORK
Leszek Gardyński 1  
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Jacek Caban 2  
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Lublin University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Faculty of Production Engineering, Głęboka 28, 20-612, Lublin, Poland
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University of Žilina, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Univerzitna 1, 010 26, Žilina, Poland
Publish date: 2018-09-01
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2018; 12(3):181–187
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Contemporary vehicles have more and more elements of the bodywork made of composites. The advantages are undoubtedly weight reduction and increased corrosion resistance. On the other hand, accidental repairs are becoming difficult, however, in case of minor deformation there is often no permanent deformation. The authors have asked themselves how the strength of composite bodyworks varies over time and in case of minor accidental damage, qualifying the element for further use. The paper presents the results of research on the structure and strength of composite body elements of selected vehicles. Undamaged components and plating parts that were damaged during the collision were examined.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Jacek Caban   
University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Faculty of Production Engineering, Głęboka 28, 20-612, Lublin, Poland