project . 2009 - 2012 . Closed

Friction Joining - Low Energy Manufacturing for Hybrid Structures in Fuel Efficient Transport Applications

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: EP/G022402/1
  • Funded under: EPSRC Funder Contribution: 406,440 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    30 Jun 2009
    End Date
    29 Sep 2012
Description
There are clear drivers in the transport industry towards lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions through the introduction of designs involving combinations of different material classes, such as steel, titanium, magnesium and aluminium alloys, metal sheet and castings, and laminates in more efficient hybrid structures. The future direction of the transport industry will thus undoubtedly be based on multi-material solutions. This shift in design philosophy is already past the embryonic stage, with the introduction of aluminium front end steel body shells (BMW 5 series) and the integration of aluminium sheet and magnesium high pressure die castings in aluminium ...
Description
There are clear drivers in the transport industry towards lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions through the introduction of designs involving combinations of different material classes, such as steel, titanium, magnesium and aluminium alloys, metal sheet and castings, and laminates in more efficient hybrid structures. The future direction of the transport industry will thus undoubtedly be based on multi-material solutions. This shift in design philosophy is already past the embryonic stage, with the introduction of aluminium front end steel body shells (BMW 5 series) and the integration of aluminium sheet and magnesium high pressure die castings in aluminium ...
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