Special Issue on Advanced and Sustainable Light Weight Solutions for Automotive & Aerospace Sector: Metals & Non–Metals

Submission Deadline: Jul. 30, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Vikrant Garud
      School of Automobile, Symbiosis Skills and Open University, Pune, Maharashtra, India
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    • Ramjayan Mariappan
      School of Mechanical Engineering, Vel-Tech Rangarajan Dr. Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology, Avadi, Chennai, India
    • Sabim Nabilal Khan
      Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering, Pune, India
    • Abhijit Kumbhar
      ARAI Forging Industry Division, Pune, India
    • Vilas Gunjal
      Research and Development, S. R. Steel, Surat, Gujrat, India
    • Sachin Chavan
      Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Bharati Vidhyapeeth University, Pune, India
    • Sagar Wankhede
      Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Pune, India
  • Introduction

    CO2 targets and requirements for improved air quality have pushed OEMs towards increased energy efficiency. Reducing energy demand through weight reduction is a logical means to lower CO2 in conventional I. C. Engine vehicles, offering secondary benefits since elements such engines and brakes can also be made smaller as vehicle mass reduces. Vehicle weight has been increasing for a number of years due to greater inclusion of vehicle safety, comfort and entertainment content. In the past decade, light weighting has been applied to compensate this, resulting in broadly stable weight in most vehicle classes. In the short term, electrification poses additional challenges for vehicle weight. The larger batteries and electrified propulsion components make these vehicles heavier than conventional I. C. Engine vehicles. However, in the long term, the introduction of connected and autonomous vehicles and geo-fenced zones will radically influence vehicle designs irrespective of powertrain Life cycle considerations pose challenges for new materials and manufacturing choices, often narrowing options Meeting the need for steep CO2 reductions will require further weight reductions, many of which cannot be achieved through incremental changes. Targets have been set to drive innovation in vehicle materials, design and manufacturing, in support of overall CO2 goals and emission reduction. A further challenge for weight reduction is that it should not be achieved at the detriment of unreasonable cost, safety or emissions reduction. Innovative vehicle and component design is crucial to engineering structurally efficient vehicles that also meet sustainability targets. There are wide ranges of different materials OEMs can use to reduce weight across the vehicle. The applicability of these materials varies by vehicle area and materials innovation (supported by design and manufacturing) can expand the options for many materials. In addition, Improvements in manufacturing processes are required to support new lightweight materials and designs. Considering all these challenges, this special issue has initiated wherein research papers will be directed towards sustainable lightweight solutions for transport sector through advances in design, materials and manufacturing.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Light weighting Through Ultra High Strength Steels
    2. Light weighting through 3D Printing and its application for Automotive Components
    3. Challenges in Manufacturing: Ti, Al & Mg Automotive Components
    4. Light weighting Through Joining Technology
    5. Light weighting of Automotive Electronics Components
    6. Advances in Hydroforming of Auto Components
    7. Low cost Titanium for Engine Components
    8. Light weighting through structural Polymers
    9. Opportunities in light weighting of Electric Vehicles
    10. Light weighting of electric vehicle’s battery unit
    11. Bio-fabric/ Bio-material, biopolymers and Foams for seats
    12. Development of mono-material processes for multi-materials for multi-point joining
    13. Application of Metal injection molding for Manufacturing Automotive Components
    14. Application of Additive layer manufacturing for Manufacturing Automotive Components
    15. Advances in Design technology and its application for light weighting of automotive components
    16. Advances in modelling tools: Multi-material load-bearing structures
    17. Advances in joining Dissimilar Automotive materials
    18. Joining of Automotive structures by clinching and self-Pierce Riveting
    19. Advances in forging technology for light weighting of Automotive Components

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijmsa.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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