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2003 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Light Metals Division Luncheon
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Location: San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina Marina Ballroom F & G
Time: 12:00 PM–2:00 PM
The Future of Aluminium of Automotive Engines
Dr. Dieter Braun, Hydro Aluminium Deutschland
About the topic:
growing demands on the safety, comfort, performance and environmental compatibility of passenger vehicles have led to an enormous increase in vehicle weight. For this reason, the development of lightweight designs with regard to vehicle construction and material substitution is of ever-greater importance. Material substitution plays a major role, especially in the engine. By substituting aluminium casting alloys for cast iron - the material traditionally used for cylinder heads and engine blocks - the weight of a medium-sized European car engine can be reduced by 30 - 35kg. Modern, highperformance petrol and diesel engines made from aluminium have to meet high specific requirements for cylinder heads and engine blocks. Solutions to important technological questions have been developed, allowing the increased use of aluminium for motor vehicle engines in the future. From 2005 onwards, more aluminium engine blocks than cast iron engine blocks will likely be used in Western Europe. With regard to cylinder heads, this substitution process of aluminium for cast iron has largely been completed in Europe.
Luncheon tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the TMS Conference Registration Desk. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
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