200 pages | 200 B/W Illus.
Aluminum is replacing steel for its strength to weight ratio, equal or better stiffness and toughness properties, durability and manufacturability considerations. The book introduces basic ideas and principles of designing engineering components with aluminum. Topics include application of the knowledge to understand how automotive body and structures are designed, as well as other major and smaller automotive components, such as engine blocks and its components, chassis systems, and wheels, to name a few. Applications of aluminum in other fields such as aircraft and off-road vehicles are also covered.
Engineering Design. Material Considerations. Basic Mechanical Physical Properties of Aluminum. Products and Manufacturing Methods of Aluminum with Real Life Automotive and Other Industrial Applications. Design for Functional Performance. Design for Cost Optimization. Extruded Products. Rolled Products. Car Body Structure