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Automotive Engineering

Lightweight, Functional, and Novel Materials, 1st Edition

Edited by Brian Cantor, P. Grant, C. Johnston

CRC Press

296 pages | 170 B/W Illus.

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The current automotive industry faces numerous challenges, including increased global competition, more stringent environmental and safety requirements, the need for higher performance vehicles, and reducing costs. The materials used in automotive engineering play key roles in overcoming these issues. Automotive Engineering: Lightweight, Functional, and Novel Materials focuses on both existing materials and future developments in automotive science and technology.

Divided into four sections, the book first describes the development of future vehicles, aluminum alloys for manufacturing lighter body panels, and various polymer composites for stronger module carriers. It then reviews state-of-the-art functional materials and smart technologies and projects in which application areas they will most impact future automotive designs and manufacturing. The next section considers the difficulties that must be overcome for light alloys to displace ferrous-based materials and the increasing competition from lightweight polymeric-based composites. The final section explores newer processing and manufacturing technologies, including welding and joining, titanium alloys, and durable, high-performance composites.

With contributions from internationally recognized experts, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge automotive materials and technologies. It will help you understand the key materials and engineering concerns currently confronting this industry.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE

Introduction

Future Vehicles and Materials Technologies

Kimihiro Shibata

Automobile Aluminium Sheet

Takashi Inaba

Plastic Technology for Automotive Modules

Kazuhisa Toh

FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS

Introduction

Oxygen and Nox Storage on Model Automotive Materials Studied with Atomic Resolution Stm

Michael Bowker

The Magnetorheological Fluids for Automotive Applications

Kevin O'Grady, V. Patel, and S.W. Charles

Behavior of Automotive Materials Subjected to Impact Loading

Nik Petrinic

High Temperature Electronic Materials for the Automotive Environment

Colin Johnston

Smart Materials and the Automobile

Clifford Friend

LIGHT METALS

Introduction

Formability of Aluminium Alloys as Automotive Body Panels Effect of Crystallographic Texture

Hirofumi Inoue

Development of Ductile Magnesium for Future Structural Application

Toshiji Mukai and Kenji Higashi

Enhancement of Crashworthiness in a Commercial Closed-Cell Aluminum by the Modification of Cellular Structures

T. Miyoshi, M. Itoh, T. Mukai, S. Nakano, and K. Higashi

Repeated Thermo-Mechanical Treatment to Produce a Heavily Deformable Hyper-Eutectic Al-Si-(Fe, Cu) Material

Osamu Umezawa

Compressive Properties of Cellular Metals

Mamoru Mabuchi

Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Stainless Steel Sandwich Sheets with Fibrous Metal Cores Designed for Automotive Applications

A.E. Markaki and Bill Clyne

PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING

Introduction

Welding and Joining in the Auto Sector

J.G. Wylde and J.M. Kell

Microstructural Control of TiAl-Based Intermetallic Alloys with High Environmental Embrittlement Resistivity

Takayuki Takasugi

Casting Processes for the Automotive Sector

Mark Jolly

Improving Damage Tolerance in Composite Structures: A Focus on Limiting Microcracking and Delamination

Ivana Partridge

Perspectives on High-Performance Surface Treatments and Composites for Autosport Applications

Roger Davidson, Ed Allnutt, and Will Battrick

INDEX

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
TEC016000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science