Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2011 [electronic resource] : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference / edited by Steve Hung, Aleksandar Subic, Jörg Wellnitz.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011Description: IX, 150p. 80 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783642190537Subject(s): Engineering | Industrial engineering | Sustainable development | Materials | Engineering | Automotive Engineering | Industrial and Production Engineering | Structural Materials | Sustainable DevelopmentAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 629.2 LOC classification: TL1-483Online resources: Click here to access online
Preface.- Evaluating Sustainability -- Technologies for Production.- Combustion Engines and Fuels -- Hydrogen and Electric Vehicle Technologies.- Materials and Structures -- Vehicle Systems.
These proceedings capture papers presented at the third International Conferences on Sustainable Automotive Technologies (ICSAT), held at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR), Greenville, South Carolina, USA, during 5-6 April 2011. ICSAT is the state-of-the-art conference in the field of new technologies for transportation. The book summarizes all important trends in sustainability of automotive development today with a special focus on materials, propulsion technologies as well as manufacturing issues. It provides a brief selection of papers and key-note speakers of the conference. Papers from the US, Australia, Europe and Asia are showing the lighthouse character of the conference, in a field which gains more and more importance as far as emissions and the lack of fossil fuels in the future are concerned. The book provides a very good overview of R&D activities at OEMs as well as in leading universities and laboratories; the special focus is on new ideas for sustainable mobility.