Monday, April 20, 2009

Composites Used in Solar Cars

Every year there is a solar car race, where teams of inventors and universities build cars that are totally powered by the sun. These cars then race across the desert in the World Solar Challenge.

All cars in attempt to lower weight, will be using carbon fiber. One such team for the Netherlands, is using thermoplastics as their resin matrix in combination with their lightweight sandwich panels.

It will be interesting to see how this event unfolds...

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