Description

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 magnesiu

Details

No. of pages:
352
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857095466
Print ISBN:
9781845695613
Print ISBN:
9780081016404

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.