Are you sure you want to delete this answer? Yes Sorry, something has gone wrong. Developments in transportation helped people, food, and animals move faster, obviously It really helped farmers and their business because it allowed their products to be transported to markets faster and in a more fresh state. The transcontinential railroad allowed people to expand westward and simply travel safely because of Westinghouse's Air Brake and Granville Woods' patent that allowed trains to map out where other trains were, decreasing accidents.
Pre-arranged meetings available for all the participants. Technical Posters A free poster session giving students, researchers and companies the opportunity to display technologies on any composites in ground transportation related subject.
Innovation Awards Every year, JEC rewards the best cutting-edge and ingenious projects using composites to their full potential.
Winning gives these endeavors a worldwide recognition thanks to a high quality, established brand. This edition of the JEC Innovation Awards Competition aimed to reward the best cutting-edge and ingenious projects involving the use of composite materials in ground transportation applications.
The 5 following prizes all demonstrated excellence in categories ranging from passenger cars to heavy trucks, featuring namely: In the HyBriLight Project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany, a consortium of 9 companies developed an innovative hybrid roof bow which demonstrates the successful implementation of novel laser-based processes for lightweight production.
All basic information like dimensions and mechanical requirements of the demonstrator roof bow are based on the original part of the BMW 7 series.
The participants in the HyBriLight project are the following: The roof bow consists of a fiber-reinforced plastic bar which is connected to two metal connecting plates which can be spot-welded to the car body.
The connection between composite and metal is changed from adhesive joining and riveting to an innovative laser-based joining approach. Therefore, the metal connecting plates are pretreated with ultrafast lasers in order to create a spongy surface topography.
The joining process itself takes place during a compression molding process of the plastic bar. The joining process is enabled by a special variothermal mould which allows preheating of the metal connection plates and process control via integrated sensors during the process.
For the automotive industry, weight saving is a key point to improve the energy efficiency of the vehicle. Today, underbodies of vehicles with off-road capabilities are protected from abrasion, stone chipping and object penetration largely by a steel plate which weighs 20 kg due to stringent road test requirements.
The composite material definition answers to specific criteria as abrasion and impact behavior combined with a high level of stiffness. The complex shape of the part required a first industrial application of a new FEA based preforming simulation approach.
This approach allowed us to use specifically developed woven and multiaxial fabrics with a combination of Aramid, Carbon and Glass fibers designed for complex shape preforming and to achieve maximum material and process costs optimization.
This innovation has very high market potentials to apply to off-road vehicles demanding high abrasion resistance, cracking resistance and stiffness. These may include luxurious sport vehicles with off-road capability, full off-road vehicles for terrain exploration and SUV and pickup truck using enhanced off-road capability as added value.
Engineers at TPI and Proterra collaborated in the design and development of a unique structural composite bus body. Design innovations include the use of integrally infused carbon pultrusions to carry the passenger and battery load, limiting deflections between the wheelbase. A unique approach to direct front-end impact through the vehicle floor provides a level of protection not achieved in conventional metallic design or SMC bonnets.
The Catalyst design creates a distinctive body style made possible by composite molding. Unitary tooling and molding of the bus structure creates a distinct and unique body styling that is not possible with metal fabrication.
The bus structure includes extensive use of sandwich construction unique to composite fabrication and improves: Innovative fastening technologies include threaded fittings, tapping plates, through-bolted solutions and combine to provide a system that flows smoothly through vehicle assembly.
The additional value of a corrosion resistant vehicle structure enables a projection of more than 20 years of service where conventional steel systems project to 7 to 11 years of service life.
The all-composite Proterra bus enables electrification of public transportation, and is leading to the expanded use of composite systems and sub-systems in all forms of transportation, including bus, truck and automotive applications.
Saprex has developed a self-molding glass and PPS composite systems that self-molds arounds exhaust tube of large bore diesel engine vehicles.
Using braided insulation, an innovative knit cover material and a water based, PPS, thermoplastic composite resin that was developed by Saertex, it has been made possible to produce a rigid insulation system on almost any geometrical configuration of tubing.
This allows the easy installation, infinite changes in tubing geometry and long-service life. Instead of having to produce dies to make metal stamped and welded insulation covers, Saprex provides a totally flexible system that can be applied to any geometry of pipe that completely removes the need for dies and molds.
This innovation is unique in the composites world, since composite materials are used to replace metal products that make dies and molds necessary.The global financial crisis, brewing for a while, really started to show its effects in the middle of and into Around the world stock markets have fallen, large financial institutions have collapsed or been bought out, and governments in even the wealthiest nations have had to come up with rescue packages to bail out their financial systems.
Inbound Logistics' glossary of transportation, logistics, supply chain, and international trade terms can help you navigate through confusion . "Truck transportation has reached a heightened state of interest and priority for companies, and will continue to do so," Petty says. "Truck transportation is the linchpin of America's future economy.".
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4). Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies that promotes free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region. It was established in in response to the growing interdependence of Asia-Pacific economies and the advent of regional trade blocs in other parts of the world; to defuse fears that highly .