Fiberglass Thickness

Posted by paul.

Student on team #349, RoBahamas, from International Academy and Ford Motor Company.

Posted on 1/28/2000 5:47 PM MST

What is the thickness limitation for extruded fiberglass?



Posted by Joe Johnson.   [PICTURE: SAME | NEW | HELP]

Engineer on team #47, Chief Delphi, from Pontiac Central High School and Delphi Automotive Systems.

Posted on 1/28/2000 7:54 PM MST

In Reply to: Fiberglass Thickness posted by paul on 1/28/2000 5:47 PM MST:

The rules don’t really say how thick the extruded fiberglass structural members can be.

What it says is up to 3 inches by 3 inches. I suppose this is means that if you can find an extruded solid block of fiberglass that is 3 inches by 3 inches by what ever length you want, you can use it. The weight is going to be a killer, but it is up to you.

The 1/8 inch limit (I think) is probably refering to fiberglass MAT (not written but implied from prior year’s rules). In prior years, you could use up to a 4’X8’ sheet (plus resin of course) now we can use an unlimited supply.

I hope this helps.

Joe J.