Thematic Session: Automotive

Posted by on Feb 4, 2018 in News | 0 comments

Prof. G. Belingardi from Politecnico of Turin and Prof. S. Boria from Univ. of Camerino are organizing a session on Composites in Cars: New design practices to make vehicles lighter and safer.
Composite materials, with their high strength to weight ratio, provide an excellent platform upon which to develop the next generation of lightweight vehicles. The integration of composites into the vehicle and many of its components satisfies multiple purposes: together with the weight reduction able to contribute to fuel efficiency, there are improvements in terms of crashworthiness and durability. These objectives can be pursued through significant modifications to many of the vehicle design and analysis practices, where new material models able to capture the dynamic response and failure of composite materials must be considered.
Interested authors are kindly invited to submit their contributions by e-mail to [email protected] and/or [email protected]