Advanced Materials in Automotive Engineering

Advanced Materials in Automotive Engineering

1st Edition - February 21, 2012

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  • Editor: Jason Rowe
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857095466

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The automotive industry is under constant pressure to design vehicles capable of meeting increasingly demanding challenges such as improved fuel economy, enhanced safety and effective emission control. Drawing on the knowledge of leading experts, Advanced materials in automotive engineering explores the development, potential and impact of using such materials.Beginning with a comprehensive introduction to advanced materials for vehicle lightweighting and automotive applications, Advanced materials in automotive engineering goes on to consider nanostructured steel for automotive body structures, aluminium sheet and high pressure die-cast aluminium alloys for automotive applications, magnesium alloys for lightweight powertrains and automotive bodies, and polymer and composite moulding technologies. The final chapters then consider a range of design and manufacturing issues that need to be addressed when working with advanced materials, including the design of advanced automotive body structures and closures, technologies for reducing noise, vibration and harshness, joining systems, and the recycling of automotive materials.With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Advanced materials in automotive engineering is an invaluable guide for all those involved in the engineering, design or analysis of motor vehicle bodies and components, as well as all students of automotive design and engineering.

Key Features

  • Explores the development, potential and impact of using advanced materials for improved fuel economy, enhanced safety and effective mission control in the automotive industry
  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to advanced materials for vehicle lightweighting and automotive applications
  • Covers a range of design ideas and manufacturing issues that arise when working with advanced materials, including technologies for reducing noise, vibration and harshness, and the recycling of automotive materials

Readership

Practicing engineers/designers/analysts involved in the design and specification of motor vehicle bodies and components; students of automotive engineering, mechanical, industrial and product design; materials scientists.

Table of Contents

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    Chapter 1: Introduction: advanced materials and vehicle lightweighting

    Chapter 2: Advanced materials for automotive applications: an overview

    Abstract:

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Steels

    2.3 Light alloys

    2.4 Stainless steels

    2.5 Cast iron

    2.6 Composite materials

    2.7 Glazing materials

    2.8 Conclusions

    Chapter 3: Advanced metal-forming technologies for automotive applications

    Abstract:

    3.1 Formability

    3.2 Forming technology

    3.3 Modelling

    3.4 Economic considerations

    Chapter 4: Nanostructured steel for automotive body structures

    Abstract:

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Potential demand for nanostructured steels for automotive body structures

    4.3 Fabricating nanostructured low-C steel sheets

    4.4 Improving elongation in nanostructured steel sheets

    4.5 Crash-worthiness of nanostructured steel sheets

    4.6 Conclusions

    4.8 Appendix

    Chapter 5: Aluminium sheet for automotive applications

    Abstract:

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Sheet alloys for outer applications

    5.3 Sheet alloys for inner closure panels and structural applications

    5.4 Fusion alloys

    5.5 Surface treatment of the aluminium strip

    5.6 Future trends

    Chapter 6: High-pressure die-cast (HPDC) aluminium alloys for automotive applications

    Abstract:

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 AlSi heat-treatable alloys – Silafont®-36

    6.3 AIMg non heat-treatable alloys – Magsimal®-59

    6.4 AlSi non heat-treatable alloys – Castasil®-37

    6.5 Automotive trends in die-casting

    Chapter 7: Magnesium alloys for lightweight powertrains and automotive bodies

    Abstract:

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Cast magnesium

    7.3 Sheet magnesium

    7.4 Extruded magnesium

    7.5 Future trends

    7.6 Acknowledgments

    Chapter 8: Polymer and composite moulding technologies for automotive applications

    Abstract:

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Polymeric materials used in the automotive industry

    8.3 Composite processing procedures

    8.4 Fields of application for fibre-reinforced polymer composites (FRPCs)

    8.5 Further challenges for composites in the automotive industry

    Chapter 9: Advanced automotive body structures and closures

    Abstract:

    9.1 Current technology, applications and vehicles

    9.2 Key factors driving change and improvements

    9.3 Trends in material usage

    9.4 Latest technologies

    Chapter 10: Advanced materials and technologies for reducing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in automobiles

    Abstract:

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 General noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) abatement measures

    10.3 Selected concepts for noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) control

    10.4 Applications

    10.5 Conclusions

    10.6 Acknowledgements

    Chapter 11: Recycling of materials in automotive engineering

    Abstract:

    11.1 End of life vehicles (ELVs)

    11.2 Reuse, recycle or recover?

    11.3 Environmental impact assessment tools

    11.4 Case study – the WorldF3rst racing car

    11.5 Conclusions

    Chapter 12: Joining technologies for automotive components

    Abstract:

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Types of advanced structural materials in cars

    12.3 Factors affecting the selection of joining methods

    12.4 Joint design and joint surfaces

    12.5 Laser beam welding (LBW) and brazing/soldering

    12.6 Adhesive bonding

    12.7 Mechanical joints

    12.8 Hybrid joining methods

    12.9 The effect of volume on joining technology

    12.10 Future trends

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2012
  • Published: February 21, 2012
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780857095466

About the Editor

Jason Rowe

Jason Rowe is the Chief Product Engineer (Lightweight Architectures) for a global automotive engineering consultancy. He has over 25 years experience in automotive engineering.

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