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Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications: by Ahmed Elmarakbi

By Ahmed Elmarakbi

The automobile faces many demanding situations, together with elevated worldwide festival, the necessity for higher-performance autos, a discount in bills and tighter environmental and security requisites. The fabrics utilized in car engineering play key roles in overcoming those concerns: finally lighter fabrics suggest lighter cars and decrease emissions. Composites are getting used more and more within the car because of their power, caliber and lightweight weight.

Advanced Composite fabrics for car purposes: Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness offers a complete clarification of ways complex composite fabrics, together with FRPs, bolstered thermoplastics, carbon-based composites and so forth, are designed, processed and used in autos. It contains technical reasons of composite fabrics in car layout and research and covers all stages of composite layout, modelling, checking out and failure research. It additionally sheds mild at the functionality of current fabrics together with carbon composites and destiny advancements in automobile fabric know-how which paintings in the direction of lowering the load of the automobile structure.

Key features:

  • Chapters written via world-renowned authors and specialists of their personal fields
  • Includes exact case reviews and examples protecting all facets of composite fabrics and their software within the automobile industries
  • Unique subject integration among the effect, crash, failure, harm, research and modelling of composites
  • Presents the cutting-edge in composite fabrics and their software within the car industry
  • Integrates thought and perform within the fields of composite fabrics and car engineering
  • Considers power potency and environmental implications

Advanced Composite fabrics for automobile purposes: Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness is a finished reference for these operating with composite fabrics in either academia and undefined, and can also be an invaluable resource of data for these contemplating utilizing composites in automobile functions within the future.

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5 Hybrid composite driveshafts [35]. Reproduced from Ref. [35]. Copyright 2004 Elsevier. 5), composite springs and gas turbines, and the use of natural fibre reinforced polymers as green composites replacing glass fibre reinforced polymer. 1 Crashworthiness It is remarked that great attention is given to structural component material design related to car safety from impact and shock loading at different velocities. It is well known composites 14 Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications give the ability to design a lightweight structure that also can sustain much higher damage than steel and aluminium.

The effective stiffness and compliance matrices of a transversely isotropic material are defined in the elastic regime by five independent engineering constants: longitudinal and transversal Young’s moduli, longitudinal (also known as axial) and transversal shear moduli and major Poisson’s ratio. Analytical models used to predict these engineering constants are known as micro-mechanical models. They can be categorised into four categories: phenomenological models, elasticity approach models, semi-empirical models and homogenisation models: • Phenomenological models: rule of mixture (ROM); Reuss [71] model.

In the same prospect, in 2010, Alves et al. [70] pointed out the advantages of applying other kinds of natural fibre composites, jute fibre composites, in buggy enclosures. The study aimed at presenting the ability to replace glass fibre composites by jute fibre composites, by showing that the use of natural fibres will improve the overall environmental performance of the vehicles. More recently, an important review study of the green composites properties was done by Koronis et al. [60]. The potential use of these kinds of composites for automotive application was discussed.

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