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Automotive Engineering
Lightweight, Functional, and Novel Materials

ISBN 9780750310017
Published February 19, 2008 by CRC Press
296 Pages 170 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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


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


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