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Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Lightweight Vehicles
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Materials, Design and Manufacturing for Lightweight Vehicles (Hardback)

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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.

TechnicalMechanical engineering & materialsMaterials scienceTesting of materialsTransportTransport technology & tradesAutomotive technology & trades Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Publication Date: 01/03/2010 ISBN-13: 9781845694630  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr P. K. Mallick is the William E Stirton Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the director of Interdisciplinary Programs at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA. Dr Mallick is also the director of the Center for Lightweighting Automotive Materials and Processing at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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