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2014 CAR Management Briefing Seminars
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This resource contains presentations from the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) 2014 ... More

This resource contains presentations from the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) 2014 Management Briefing Seminars held August 4-7, 2014. With attendees from industry, government, media, and academia, the event featured outstanding presentations from industry thought leaders as well as various networking and social events. Using CAR research as a foundation, these seminars revolved around the most important issues facing the automotive industry today: manufacturing, powertrain, sales forecasting, connected and automated vehicles, purchasing, talent, and supply chain. Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Manufacturing
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Economics
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Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
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Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
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2015 Ducker Worldwide Automaker Survey: Automakers Driving Forward with Aluminum
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This resource contains a presentation from a webinar and video of the ... More

This resource contains a presentation from a webinar and video of the webinar regarding a study carried out by Ducker Worldwide and funded by The Aluminum Association to evaluate the aluminum content in 2015 model year vehicles and the projected aluminum content growth through 2025. Also included is the executive summary of the study. Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Education
Life Science
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Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
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Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
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The Aluminum Association
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Aluminium in Cars - Unlocking the Light-Weighting Potential
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In this brochure, the European Aluminium Association (EAA) evaluates the need for ... More

In this brochure, the European Aluminium Association (EAA) evaluates the need for vehicle lightweighting to reduce CO2 emissions. Since the 70's aluminum has been used for some car components (radiators, cylinder heads, and bumper beams), but now has grown to the average amount of 140 kg per car produced in Europe. Aluminum castings, extrusions, forgings and sheets can now be found nearly everywhere, including in car bodies, closures, chassis, suspensions and wheels. This resource explains why, now more than ever, reducing vehicle mass is necessary and how aluminum can be used to further improve the sustainability and the safety of future generations of cars. Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
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Case Study
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Images and Illustrations
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Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
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Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
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European Aluminium Association
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Aluminium in Commercial Vehicles
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Thismanual created by the European Aluminium Association is a comprehensive compilation of ... More

Thismanual created by the European Aluminium Association is a comprehensive compilation of aluminum use in commercial applications. Discussed are application, design, joining, treatment, cleaning, repair, and various methods of processing aluminum. Although this report is of particular interest to design engineers, process engineers, repair managers and maintenance managers, it's also very useful to anyone interested in aluminum development and use in transportation. Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
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Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
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Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
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European Aluminum Association
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Aluminium in Transport
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A concise fact sheet on aluminum use in transport by the European ... More

A concise fact sheet on aluminum use in transport by the European Aluminium Association (EAA). Topics include applications (auto, air, marine, and rail), benefits, economic role, energy consumption, history, and sustainability. Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Education
Life Science
Physics
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Data
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Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
European Aluminium Association (EAA)
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Aluminum: The Element of Sustainability
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This report by The Aluminum Association reviews the North American use of ... More

This report by The Aluminum Association reviews the North American use of aluminum over the past 20 years in order to improve industry emissions, efficiency, recycling, and to address the challenges ahead in regards of sustainability. Challenges faced with sustainability include technological progress, energy and resource use, waste minimization and elimination, business operations, and product end-of-life ("design for recycling" and recycling incentives). Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
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Instructional Material
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
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Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
The Aluminum Association
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Aluminum Vehicle Structure - Manufacturing and Lifecycle Cost Analysis
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In this report funded by The Aluminum Associationand performed by IBIS Associates, ... More

In this report funded by The Aluminum Associationand performed by IBIS Associates, the consumer's vehicle lifecycle cost for conventional gas, diesel, alternative fuel, and hybrid vehicles are compared using lightweight aluminum instead of steel. Since alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles are put at a cost disadvantage due to lower production, all studies were conducted with projected cost as if these vehicles were mass produced. Some factors affecting lifecycle cost are miles per gallon, materials, components, initial price, and maintenance. It's concluded that using aluminum in place of steel will lower the overall lifecycle price of all types of vehicles. However, in the current market the overall lifecycle cost of a conventional gas vehicle will still be less expensive than a hybrid vehicle despite the higher miles per gallon of the hybrid. IBIS has conducted studies for OEM, Tier 1, and material suppliers on material economics, manufacturing, operation, and disposal/recycle costs (slide4). For more info on IBIS visit http://ibisassociates.com. Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Manufacturing
Education
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Lecture Notes
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Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
The Aluminum Association
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Aluminum in 2012 North American Light Vehicles
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This study was carried out by Ducker Worldwide and funded by The ... More

This study was carried out by Ducker Worldwide and funded by The Aluminum Association to evaluate the aluminum content in 2012 model year vehicles and the projected aluminum content growth through 2025. To gather data and form projections, Ducker surveyed original equipment manufactures (OEMs) and The Aluminum Association to create a metallic materials database with 32,000 cells per light vehicle. Using their database and other information from OEMs, Ducker concluded in the 2012 model year the average weight of aluminum on light vehicles will be approximately 348lbs, 30% of hoods will be aluminum, and 50% of cast aluminum wheels will be sourced from China. To meet corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards in 2025 Ducker speculates vehicle aluminum content will grow by 80% (671lbs avg. truck and 451lbs avg. for cars), milled aluminum components will increase, 50% of hoods will be aluminum, and manifolds will be made from magnesium rather than aluminum. Based on this study's conclusions, it's clear that aluminum content in vehicles will continue to grow to meet CAFE standards by 2025. For more info on Ducker Worldwide, visit http://www.ducker.com/. Ducker has also performed studies for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Manufacturing
Education
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Case Study
Data
Instructional Material
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
The Aluminum Association
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Aluminum in Trucks, Trailers and Busses
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A brief two page fact sheet from the European Aluminium Association (EAA). ... More

A brief two page fact sheet from the European Aluminium Association (EAA). It includes facts related to aluminum history, environmental benefits, recycling, application, and safety. Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Education
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Instructional Material
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
European Aluminium Association (EAA)
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Amazing Mundo
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The Amazing Mundo is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual ... More

The Amazing Mundo is part of OLogy, where kids can collect virtual trading cards and create projects with them. In this interactive comic strip (also available as a printable PDF), kids are challenged to determine the composition of everyday objects. Less

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Geology
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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
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Automotive Safety - Size vs. Weight Debate
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This study was performed by Dynamic Research, Inc. and funded by The ... More

This study was performed by Dynamic Research, Inc. and funded by The Aluminum Association to evaluate the effects on safety when vehicle size and weight are varied. The tests carried out by Dynamic used a numerical model approach with data from the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS) SUV crash database combined with FEM techniques created for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Air Force. It was found increasing vehicle size, rather than reducing weight by 20%, created much safer collisions. Ideally, if a vehicle could be made lighter and longer, it would be safer and create fewer emissions due to weight reduction. Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Education
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Case Study
Data
Instructional Material
Simulations
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
The Aluminum Association
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Case Studies in Forensic Metallurgy, Fall 2007
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" TV programs such as "Law and Order" show how forensic experts ... More

" TV programs such as "Law and Order" show how forensic experts are called upon to give testimony that often determines the outcome of court cases. Engineers are one class of expert who can help display evidence in a new light to solve cases. In this seminar you will be part of the problem-solving process, working through both previously solved and unsolved cases. Each week we will investigate cases, from the facts that make up each side to the potential evidence we can use as engineers to expose culprits. The cases range from disintegrating airplane engines to gas main explosions to Mafia murders. This seminar will be full of discussions about the cases and creative approaches to reaching the solutions. The approach is hands-on so you will have a chance to participate in the process, not simply study it. Some background reading and oral presentation are required." Less

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Welding
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Russell, Kenneth
Sedransk, Kyra
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Clean Up This Mess
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Students are challenged to design a method for separating steel from aluminum ... More

Students are challenged to design a method for separating steel from aluminum based on magnetic properties as is frequently done in recycling operations. To complicate the challenge, the magnet used to separate the steel must be able to be switched off to allow for the recollection of the steel. Students must ultimately design, test, and present an effective electromagnet. Less

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Engineering
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Physics
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Unit of Study
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Justin Montenegro , Glencliff High School, Nashville
TeachEngineering.org
VU Bioengineering RET Program,
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Concept Design of a Crash Management System for Goods Vehicles
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In this study by the European Aluminium Association and FKA (Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen ... More

In this study by the European Aluminium Association and FKA (Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen Aachen), a concept crash system for 40t trucks is developed based on the front end design used in the "APROSYS" study. The concept was built around European safety regulations in CAD software and simulated with an FE model using aluminum and steel. It was found that using an octagon shaped aluminum crush box would be the safest due to its characteristics of low weight, high energy absorption, and low technical complexity. Through additional testing it was also found if EU directive 96/53/EC could be modified to exclude cabin dimensions from its requirements, safer collisions for both parties would result. Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Education
Physics
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Data
Instructional Material
Simulations
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
European Aluminium Association
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Garbology
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These students took science to the dumpster- together they discovered how much ... More

These students took science to the dumpster- together they discovered how much of the waste produced at their school is actually recyclable and came up with some great ideas about reducing and reusing. Less

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Education
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Anthropology
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Case Study
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Reference
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Twin Cities Public Television
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DragonflyTV
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Dragonfly TV
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Impact of Vehicle Weight Reduction on Fuel Economy for Various Vehicle Architectures
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This research report was performed by Ricardo Inc. and funded by The ... More

This research report was performed by Ricardo Inc. and funded by The Aluminum Association to evaluate miles per gallon (MPG) gains by using lightweight aluminum in gas and diesel vehicles. In the study, physics models were developed using MSC.Easy 5 simulation software with production cars and trucks from 2008 as base models. These simulation models were compared to base models by reducing engine size and vehicle weight by 5%, 10%, and 20%. Overall it's concluded that reducing engine size results in greater fuel economy than reducing vehicle weight. Other observations are weight reduction produces higher fuel economy at speeds lower than 30 mph compared to higher speeds due to tractive force, reducing engine displacement raises brake mean effective pressure resulting in higher MPG and engine efficiency, and truck engines cannot be downsized as much as cars due to performance demands when under load, thus benefitting more from weight reduction. Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Education
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Data
Instructional Material
Simulations
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
The Aluminum Association
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Impact of Vehicle Weight Reduction on a Class 8 Truck for Fuel Economy Benefits
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In this study funded by The Aluminum Association, Ricardo evaluates class 8 ... More

In this study funded by The Aluminum Association, Ricardo evaluates class 8 truck and trailer fuel economy improvements through the implementation of lightweight materials. All tests were performed in simulations utilizing published and Ricardo proprietary data within three drive cycles. It's concluded when comparing an aluminum intensive truck to a steel intensive truck, that the aluminum truck has a 1%-6% increase in fuel economy with an unloaded trailer and 2%-5% increase in fuel economy with a half loaded trailer (40,000 lbs. GVW). Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Education
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Data
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
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Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
The Aluminum Association
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Lightweight Materials and Safety
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In this report presented at a California Air Resources Board (CARB) workshop ... More

In this report presented at a California Air Resources Board (CARB) workshop by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), the relationship between mass, size, safety, and materials are examined. After describing the factors influencing vehicle safety (drivers and environment, size and weight, crashworthiness, and materials), solutions to safer vehicles are presented. It is determined to improve safety, mass should be reduced through the use of lighter high-strength materials (aluminum and steel), while also improving vehicle geometry and design to absorb impact. An example of improved safety through high strength-materials and geometry is illustrated with design changes Honda has made to the Civic (05-06 models). Also compared in this report are material and safety studies by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Less

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Automotive Technology and Repair
Education
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Data
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
The International Council on Clean Transportation
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