Fiber-reinforced plastic vehicle body structure and manufacturing method thereof

  • US 9,758,197 B2
  • Filed: 12/10/2013
  • Issued: 09/12/2017
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/27/2012
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A fiber-reinforced vehicle body structure comprising:

  • a first frame having multiple compartments, each having a closed space made of fiber-reinforced plastic, joined together without seams; and

    a second frame that continuously extends from at least one of the multiple compartments of the first frame,wherein the second frame comprises two horizontal frames, each of the two horizontal frames includes three compartments,wherein the first frame comprises;

    two vertical frames that integrally connect only ends of the two horizontal frames; and

    a center vertical frame that is directly connected to the second frame in the middle in a length direction of the horizontal frames,wherein the first frame and the second frame form roof rails,wherein each of the two vertical frames of the first frame is formed by any one of the three compartments of each of the two horizontal frames to form L-shaped connecting portions, andwherein the center frame is formed by a central compartment of the three compartments of each of the two horizontal frames to form T-shaped connecting portions.

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