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Advanced High Strength Steels the Subjects of SAE International Book

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 12, 2014 -

A book from SAE International, “Automotive Lightweighting Using Advanced High-Strength Steels,” explores the role of advanced high- strength steels (AHSS) in addressing the challenge of vehicle lightweighting.

Advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) are a family of steels that are stronger than most steels, and have better formability than today’s conventional high-strength steels. They are now a more viable alternative, as more OEMs look for the ideal combination between safety, weight and materials characteristics.

The book is intended to help design engineers make informed decisions on what basic materials to use and how to optimize them to achieve cost-effective weight reduction and, consequently, fuel efficiency. The emphasis of “Automotive Lightweighting Using Advanced High-Strength Steels” is on steels in general and AHSS in particular. However, there is much information on comparisons of steel with alternative materials for different subsystems of the vehicle.

Authored by Paul E. Geck, a known expert in this field, this new SAE International title focuses on body and chassis structures, and the sheet metal of which these systems are primarily made. More of the content addresses the automotive body, as this is where most of the AHSS are being applied today. The past, present, and future of AHSS are covered, as well as competing technologies such as aluminum sheet metal.

Chapters include:

·         Advanced High- Strength Steel Technology

·         Impediments and Enablers for Advanced High- Strength Steels

·         Example Applications of Advanced High- Strength Steels

·         Comparison of Advanced High-Strength Steelswith Alternative Materials

·         Future Direction of Advanced High- Strength Steels

Book Details:

- Published By: SAE International
- Published: June 2014
- Pages: 198
- Product Code: R-431
- ISBN: 978-0-7680-7978-4
- Price: $119.95; SAE Members save up to 20% off list price.

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