Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Lightweight Vehicles

Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Lightweight Vehicles

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Research into the manufacture of lightweight automobiles is driven by the need to reduce fuel consumption to preserve dwindling hydrocarbon resources without compromising other attributes such as safety, performance, recyclability and cost. Materials, design and manufacturing for lightweight vehicles will make it easier for engineers to not only learn about the materials being considered for lightweight automobiles, but also to compare their characteristics and properties. Part one discusses materials for lightweight automotive structures with chapters on advanced steels for lightweight automotive structures, aluminium alloys, magnesium alloys for lightweight powertrains and automotive structures, thermoplastics and thermoplastic matrix composites and thermoset matrix composites for lightweight automotive structures. Part two reviews manufacturing and design of lightweight automotive structures covering topics such as manufacturing processes for light alloys, joining for lightweight vehicles, recycling and lifecycle issues and crashworthiness design for lightweight vehicles. With its distinguished editor and renowned team of contributors, Materials, design and manufacturing for lightweight vehicles is a standard reference for practicing engineers involved in the design and material selection for motor vehicle bodies and components as well as material scientists, environmental scientists, policy makers, car companies and automotive component manufacturers. Provides a comprehensive analysis of the materials being used for the manufacture of lightweight vehicles whilst comparing characteristics and properties Examines crashworthiness design issues for lightweight vehicles and further emphasises the development of lightweight vehicles without compromising safety considerations and performance Explores the manufacturing process for light alloys including metal forming processes for automotive applicationsAmong the wrought magnesium alloys, AZ80 is used for extruded sections and AZ31 is used for sheets. ... In the die cast AM50 radiator support assembly in the Ford F150 light truck, galvanic corrosion protection from the attached steel brackets was achieved by a ... for several powertrain applications, such as transmission cases and engine blocks. The AZ91 alloy is selected for manual transmission cases where the operating temperature is below 120AdC. The operating temperature ofanbsp;...

Title:Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Lightweight Vehicles
Author:P K Mallick
Publisher:Elsevier - 2010-03-01


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