Modern materials for automotive industry | Journal of Engineering Sciences

Modern materials for automotive industry

Author(s): Hovorun T. P.1, Berladir K. V.1*, Pererva V. I.1, Rudenko S. G.1, Martynov A. I.1

Affilation(s): 1Sumy State University, 2 Rymskogo-Korsakova St., 40007, Sumy, Ukraine

*Corresponding Author’s Address: [email protected]

Issue: Volume 4; Issue 2 (2017)

Paper received: September 30, 2017
The final version of the paper received: December 2, 2017
Paper accepted online: December 4, 2017

Hovorun T. P., Berladir K. V., Pererva V. I., Rudenko S. G., Martynov A. I. (2017). Modern materials for automotive industry. Journal of Engineering Sciences, Vol. 4(2), pp. F8-F18, doi: 10.21272/jes.2017.4(2).f8

DOI: 10.21272/jes.2017.4(2).f8

Research Area: Materials Science

Abstract: The car industry uses a tremendous number of materials to build cars, including iron, aluminum, steel, glass, rubber, petroleum products, copper, steel and others. These materials have evolved greatly over the decades, becoming more sophisticated, better built, and safer. They’ve changed as new automotive manufacturing technologies have emerged over the years, and they’re used in increasingly innovative ways. This article is devoted to systematization information on the introduction and application of modern materials in the automotive industry. Given both domestic and foreign sources of information, it follows that car manufacturers are constantly pushing to create the lightest cars possible to increase speed and power. Research and development into lightweight materials is essential for lowering their cost, increasing their ability to be recycled, enabling their integration into vehicles, and maximizing their fuel economy benefits. Light weighting without loss of strength and speed properties is the present, and the future, of the automotive manufacturing industry. It brings innovative materials to the frontline of design.

Keywords: steel, aluminum, aluminum alloys, aluminum matrix composites, polymer and composite materials, plastics, lightweight materials.


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