1st Edition

Automotive Engineering Lightweight, Functional, and Novel Materials

Edited By Brian Cantor, P. Grant, C. Johnston Copyright 2008
    292 Pages 170 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.


    Future Vehicles and Materials Technologies
    Kimihiro Shibata
    Automobile Aluminium Sheet
    Takashi Inaba
    Plastic Technology for Automotive Modules
    Kazuhisa Toh

    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

    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

    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



    Brian Cantor, P. Grant, C. Johnston

    "Many of the chapters will be of special interest to those in the light metals industry... a highly recommended book."

    - Light Metal Age, Dec. 2008, p.58