Aluminium Books 2017/1

by Paolo Nanetti

If you need special terms and keywords in the field of coatings technology, take a look at the latest publication from EC Library, Europe’s leading technical book series for the coatings industry. “Coatings from A-Z” is a clear and compact source of coatings-related terms and keywords. Enriched with lots of practical examples, this glossary will be an efficient aid for both newcomers to the industry and readers with a technical background.
It neither presupposes special coating knowledge nor fundamental chemistry cognitions.
Its use is also recommended where knowledge gaps have to be filled quickly and selectively, for example at customer meetings, trade events, and professional presentations.
For readers with a technical education in coatings, this book can also be helpful as a compact and easy to carry information source, when it may be necessary to have a quick overview of the headwords from different sub-fields of the coating technology and to link single terms so that they contribute to a fuller understanding of the field.

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by Ulrich Muller

This book discusses the use of aluminium in structural and non-structural applications and provides an introduction to designing structures made from aluminium or aluminium alloy elements. It provides a complete ready reference to the material properties and behavior of aluminium, and its use in structural design.
In the context of information about the material itself, fabrication, structural design and corrosion, structural analysis, serviceability, element design and fatigue the author considers the strengths of designing with aluminium alloy members and how any weaknesses can be overcome. Reference is made throughout to EN 1999, Eurocode 9, and its design methods are discussed and illustrated.
With most of its structural strength properties close to steel and with consideration for the special properties of aluminium alloys, there is considerable scope to make better use of this material in construction. Many years of working with aluminium have provided the author with the knowledge to avoid pitfalls and problems in design, fabrication and protection of structures, thus avoiding costly remedial work.

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Design of a Light Weight Aluminium Unibody Structure: An approach for weight reduction
by Chidambar Kulkarni

Unibody structure is widely used structure for lots of passenger cars. Designing these structures to be cost effective, lightweight, stiff and safe is always a trade-off. Body structure contributes for almost 18% to 25% weigh of the vehicle and also vehicle stiffness depends on this part. Any change in body structure will affect the performance of the vehicle, so it is the critical part of vehicles. Now a day almost all manufactures are under enormous pressure from governments and competitors for developing vehicles of low cost and high performance with maximum fuel economy. One of the ways of reducing fuel consumption of vehicles is reduce its weight, for every 10% of weight reduction in mass of the vehicle there will be 6% increase of fuel economy.
Though steel is the traditional material for the body structure, aluminium is the best option to replace it for weight reduction, without reducing the performance of the car. Performance of aluminium in crashworthiness and energy absorption is also at acceptable levels.


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