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A note on the conceptual design of polymeric composite automotive bumper system

Sapuan, S. M. and Maleque, Md. Abdul and Hameedullah, M. and Suddin, M.N. and Ismail , N. (2005) A note on the conceptual design of polymeric composite automotive bumper system. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 159. pp. 145-151. ISSN 0924-0136

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In this paper, a conceptual design approach to the development of polymeric-based composite automotive bumper system is presented. Various methods of creativity, such as mindmapping, product design specifications, brainstorming, morphology chart, analogy and weighted objective methods are employed for the development of composite bumper fascia and for the selection of materials for bumper system. The evaluation of conceptual design for bumper fascia is carried out using weighted objective method and highest utility value is appeared to be the best design concept. Polymer-based composites are the best materials for bumper fascia which are aesthetically pleasant, lighter weight and offer many more substantial advantages.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6103/20967
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conceptual design; Polymeric composite; Automotive bumper system
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T173.2 Technological change
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 28 May 2012 14:53
Last Modified: 28 May 2012 14:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/20967

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