All articles of this special issue have been carefully selected to cover research topics on automotive lightweight materials.Guest Editor:
Jonathan Weiler, Meridian Lightweight Technologies, USA
The SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing focuses on authoritative and in-depth research in the areas of materials, design, and manufacturing, addressing integration and implementation of scientific and engineering practices that advance the state of the art and benefit society.
The articles included in this special issue (Part 1) comprise a wide review of research topics on automotive lightweight materials. These articles provide new approaches, manufacturing methods, and evaluations regarding lightweight materials, multi-material joining processes, and frameworks for new material introduction and are envisioned to provide the reader with an overview of the current developments in lightweighting materials in the automotive industry and give insights into future research topics.
- Development of a Thin-Wall Magnesium Automotive Door Inner Panel
- Quench Rate Study on AA7075 with Advanced Aging and T6
- Effects of Heat-Treatment on Exfoliation Corrosion (EXCO), Intergranular Corrosion (IGC), Stress Corrosion Cracking (SCC), Joining Corrosion of AA7075 with Advanced Aging and T6
- Influence of Ultraviolet Radiation on the Morphological and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymers
- Modeling Dynamic Failure of Woven Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Composites Using Empirical- and Multiscale-Based Material Cards in LS-DYNA MAT054
- Study of Parametric Influence on Dry Sliding Wear and Corrosion Behavior of AA5754-TiB2 In Situ Composites
- Investigation on the Effect of Al2O3 and B4C Ceramic Particles on Mechanical Properties of AA7075 Metal Matrix Composites
- Investigation of Different Factors Influencing the Springback, Surface Roughness, and Thinning for Polyvinyl Chloride during Single Point Incremental Forming