publication . Other literature type . Article . 2000

Recent development in aluminium alloys for the automotive industry

W.S Miller; L Zhuang; J Bottema; A.J Wittebrood; P De Smet; A Haszler; A Vieregge;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2000
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract The growing demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles to reduce energy consumption and air pollution is a challenge for the automotive industry. The characteristic properties of aluminium, high strength stiffness to weight ratio, good formability, good corrosion resistance, and recycling potential make it the ideal candidate to replace heavier materials (steel or copper) in the car to respond to the weight reduction demand within the automotive industry. This paper summarises the recent developments covering aluminium’s use in castings, extrusions and sheet; two specific examples will be given. The first deals with hang-on parts manufactured by Hoogovens ...
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free text keywords: Mechanical Engineering, General Materials Science, Mechanics of Materials, Condensed Matter Physics
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