Overview of Composite Materials and their Automotive Applications

Hallal, Ali, Elmarakbi, Ahmed, Shaito, Ali and El-Hage, Hicham (2013) Overview of Composite Materials and their Automotive Applications. In: Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications. Wiley, pp. 3-28. ISBN 9781118423868

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781118535288.ch1


This chapter presents an overview of recent automotive applications of advanced composites. A summary of available composites that could be used in automotive industries is presented. The chapter work mainly deals with new research and studies done in order to investigate the present and potential use of composites for automotive structural components. In general, composite materials are composed from at least two materials, where one is the reinforcing phase and the other is the matrix. In the automotive industry, some applications of metal matrix composites (MMC) can be found, such as brake rotors, pistons, connecting rods and integrally cast MMC engine blocks. Two main methods are used to determine the mechanical behavior of composites: analytical models and numerical models.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: automotive applications, automotive industry, composite materials, green composites, mechanical behaviour, metal matrix composites, numerical simulation
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
J500 Materials Technology not otherwise specified
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 14:31
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 15:02
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37286

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