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Vol. 1

International Journal of Vehicle Design

2007 Vol. 44 No. 3/4

Special Issue on Design and Manufacturing of Automotive Structures Using Composite Materials

Guest Editors: Prof. Francesco Cappello, Dr. Joe Carruthers and Dr. Giuseppe Pitarresi


PagesTitle and authors
211-232The future use of structural composite materials in the automotive industry
Enrico Mangino, Joe Carruthers, Giuseppe Pitarresi
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2007.013640

233-246Advanced composites for the body and chassis of a production high performance car
Paolo Feraboli, Attilio Masini, Andrea Bonfatti
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2007.013641

247-267Design and certification of a composite thin-walled structure for energy absorption
Paolo Feraboli, Chris Norris, Doug McLarty
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2007.013642

268-281Crash behaviour of a carbon fibre floor panel
M. Carrera, J. Cuartero, A. Miravete, J. Jergeus, Kaj Fredin
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2007.013643

282-292Experimental study of impact on SMC composites used in the automotive industry
Gabriel Centeno, Francisco G. Benitez, Johan P. Wideberg
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2007.013644

293-310Development of recyclable self-reinforced polypropylene parts for automotive applications
Brendon M. Weager, G.R. Bishop, A.C. Black, N. Reynolds, M.W. Pharaoh, G.F. Smith, J. Rowe, D.E. Riley, M. Birrell, P. Donaldson
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2007.013645

311-325A new design approach to the use of composite materials for heavy transport vehicles
Tommaso Ingrassia, Gianluca Alaimo, Francesco Cappello, Antonio Mancuso, Vincenzo Nigrelli
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2007.013646

326-338Dynamic modelling of composite acoustic boxes for automotive applications
Davide Castagnetti, Eugenio Dragoni, Riccardo Rubini
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2007.013647

339-359Fabrication, testing and thermal analysis of metal matrix composite brake drum
N. Natarajan, S. Vijayarangan, I. Rajendran
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2007.013648

360-378Design of a tuned sandwich chassis for competition go-kart
Marco Evangelos Biancolini, Alfredo Cerullo, Luigi Reccia
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2007.013649

379-402Design of a lightweight chassis for the land speed record vehicle Buckeye Bullet 2
Marco Evangelos Biancolini, Fabio Renzi, Giorgio Rizzoni
DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2007.013650