I wonder who is giving such projects?DangDangDingy wrote:i've been given a project where i need to design a lightweight family vehicle. We've been told to especially look deep into new materials that are lighter than the materials currently in use that don't compromise the safety of the passengers.
Carbon fibre is great at energy absorption in a crash, usually combined with aluminum or nomex honeycomb, but is pretty much excluded due to cost for a family car.Caito wrote:As far as I know Carbon Fiber is not the best material to absorb impact energy.
If you want a safe car you need a stiff "cage" to put the driver in, and crumple zones surrounding it.
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