The influence of motorisation on the climate warming
by Mariusz Holtzer; Marcin Górny; Angelika Kmita
International Journal of Global Warming (IJGW), Vol. 11, No. 4, 2017

Abstract: The automotive industry is under continual pressure because of the harmful effects of cars on the environment. Highly developed countries must implement programs related to the efficient use of fuel. One way to do this is to reduce vehicles weight, where an important role is played by the foundry industry, searching for new construction materials, with a lower specific gravity and suitable mechanical properties. The paper discusses the materials for the automotive industry: spheroidal graphite cast iron (SGI), compacted graphite cast iron (CGI), grey cast iron (FGI), aluminium alloys and magnesium alloys, comparing their functional properties, important from the point of view of their use as automotive castings. An assessment was performed of the impact of the aforementioned casting materials on the environment based on life-cycle analysis of the product.

Online publication date: Wed, 19-Apr-2017

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