Advanced Materials Standards & Resources from SAE International
The quest for lighter, greener vehicles leads to the society for advancing the mobility industry.
Automakers are in overdrive to meet the U.S. federal mandate for a 54.5-mpg fleet average in the 2025MY. That's in addition to a bevy of other upcoming governmental fuel economy and CO2 emissions regulations around the globe they and commercial vehicle makers alike must comply. Meanwhile, ever-rising gas prices have made increasing the effectiveness of fuel burned an even greater priority in the aerospace industry.
According to the U.S. Energy Department, reducing an automobile's weight by 10% can improve fuel economy by 7-8% - making massreduction technology or lightweighting through the use of advanced materials is a promising path towards lowering fuel consumption and vehicle CO2 emissions.
From the first engine oil viscosity standards and international common material documents for increased aircraft product during WWI, SAE International has been at the forefront of the most significant vehicle technology advances for more than 100 years. Through its market-driven, voluntary consensus standards program and its library of mobility engineering information the largest of its kind SAE has worked hand-in-hand with the global aerospace and ground vehicle communities to solve its greatest transportation challenges. And, it can do the same for industry's quest for lighter, greener vehicles.
A sampling of Advanced Material SAE Resources
- Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites
- Engineering Plastics & Plastic Composites in Automotive Applications
- Structural Composite Materials
- Technology for Magnesium Castings
- Polymer Matrix Composites Series
- Polymers in Aerospace Applications
- Lightweight Materials: Understanding to Basics
- Care and Repair of Advanced Composites
- Engineering Tribological Composites - The Art of Friction Material Development
- Plastics Application Technology for Safe and Lightweight Automobiles
Some 622 Standards and Papers published in the last 3 years on Adhesives and Sealants; Aluminum/Alloys; Composites; Lightweight Materials; Magnesium/Alloys; Nanomaterials; Polymers
- Advanced High Strength Steels for Vehicle Weight Reduction
- Automotive Composites Technology Engineering Academy
- Engineering Alloys Properties & Applications
- Material Selection & Testing for Plastics
- Automotive Plastics: Principles of Materials and Process Selection
- Introduction to Composites Fabrication and Assembly in Aerospace, Space & Transportation
- SAE 2013 Design, Manufacturing & Economics of Composites Symposium
- Advances In lightweighting sessions at the SAE 2013 World Congress
- SAE 2013 Vehicle Lightweighting Forum
- SAE 2013 AeroTechCongress/Exhibition
- SAE 2014 Design, Tooling & Manufacture of Composites, Summer 2014, Madrid, Spain
Known throughout the world for its Aerospace Material Standards (AMS), offers 32 materials related technical committees including those that address elastomers, polymerics, composites, and non-ferrous alloys
25 Ground Vehicle Committees develop standards on such material topics as Carbon & Alloy Steels, Plastics, Fatigue Design & Evaluation, Green Bio-Materials; a new steering group on Material Substitution has been formed