Nabil F. Grace Ph.D, PE
Development and Implementation of CFRP Drive Shafts and Suspension System
Two funded research projects are currently being conducted in the Structural Testing Center to develop CFRP drive shafts and suspension systems for the use in automotive applications. Three types of manufacturing are used:
(1) Filament winding
(2) Pultruded mechanism
(3) Braided/Pultruded approach
The developed shafts are currently being tested under different torsional repeated torque and under various temperatures.