project . 2010 - 2016 . Closed

LIGHT ALLOYS TOWARDS ENVIRONMETALLY SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT: 2nd GENERATION SOLUTIONS FOR ADVANCED METALLIC SYSTEMS (LATEST2)

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: EP/H020047/1
  • Funded under: EPSRC Funder Contribution: 5,762,120 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    09 Jul 2010
    End Date
    07 Jul 2016
Description
To avoid global warming and our unsustainable dependence on fossil fuels, the UK's CO2 emissions are recommended to be reduced by 80% from current levels by 2050. Aerospace and automotive manufacturing are critical to the UK economy, with a turnover of 30 billion and employing some 600,000 worker. Applications for light alloys within the transport sector are projected to double in the next decade. However, the properties and cost of current light alloy materials, and the associated manufacturing processes, are already inhibiting progress. Polymer composites are too expensive for body structures in large volume vehicle production and difficult to recycle. First g...
Description
To avoid global warming and our unsustainable dependence on fossil fuels, the UK's CO2 emissions are recommended to be reduced by 80% from current levels by 2050. Aerospace and automotive manufacturing are critical to the UK economy, with a turnover of 30 billion and employing some 600,000 worker. Applications for light alloys within the transport sector are projected to double in the next decade. However, the properties and cost of current light alloy materials, and the associated manufacturing processes, are already inhibiting progress. Polymer composites are too expensive for body structures in large volume vehicle production and difficult to recycle. First g...
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