Materials for Automobile Bodies
- Geoffrey Davies, Fellow Institute of Materials MSc University of Oxford, Materials consultant and former head of body materials selection at BMW (UK)
Materials for Automobile Bodies brings together a wealth of information on automotive materials and material technologies to provide designers and vehicle body engineers with both a solid grounding and a quick reference to inform their material choices. Coverage includes materials processing, formability, welding and joining, anti-corrosion technologies, plus a comprehensive consideration of the implications of materials selection on these processes.
Dealing with the whole assembly process from raw material to production, right through to recycling at the end of a vehicle's life, this book is the essential resource for practising engineers, designers, analysts and students involved in the design and specification of motor vehicle bodies and components.
AudienceAutomotive engineers; Design engineers, materials specialists and production supervisors seeking a quick, easy to read reference to inform the automotive material decision process; Graduate students of automotive/ mechanical design and materials science.
- Published: March 2012
- Imprint: BUTTERWORTH HEINEMANN
- ISBN: 978-0-08-096979-4
Table of Contents
About the author
2 Design and material utilization
3 Materials for consideration and use in automotive body structures
4 The role of demonstration, concept and competition cars
5 Component manufacture
6 Component assembly: materials joining technology
7 Corrosion and protection of the automotive structure
8 Environmental considerations
9 Future trends in automotive body materials