Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications: Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness
provides a comprehensive explanation of how advanced composite materials, including FRPs, reinforced thermoplastics, carbon-based composites and many others are designed, manufactured and utilized in vehicle structural components where structural integrity and crashworthiness are key. This book includes technical explanation of composite materials in vehicle design and analysis and covers all phases of composites design, modelling, testing and failure analysis. It also explores the performance of existing materials including carbon composites and future developments in automotive material technology which work towards reducing the weight of the vehicle structure.
Keywords: Automotive Engineering, Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications: Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness, Ahmed Elmarakbi, FRPs, reinforced thermoplastics, carbon-based composites, composites design, modeling, testing and failure analysis