Metallurgy of Lightweighting
David J. Fisher
Materials Research Foundations Vol. 133
Publication Date 2022, 122 Pages
Print ISBN 978-1-64490-212-7  (release date November 2022)
ePDF ISBN 978-1-64490-213-4
DOI: 10.21741/9781644902134

The existential threat of global warming has triggered the need to reduce the energy consumption of vehicles. This can be achieved by reducing the weight of vehicles; a process known as lightweighting. The book reviews recent progress in this multifaceted discipline and discusses possible future developments. It references 214 original resources with their direct web links for in-depth reading.

Aluminum, Iron, Ductile Iron Castings, Magnesium Alloys, Nano-Composites, Steel, Titanium, Joining Dissimilar Materials, Batteries, Electric Vehicles, Body Torsioning, Castability, Drawability, Elasto-Viscoplastic Model, Electroplasticity, Embrittlement, Eutrophication, Extrudability, Front Crash Structure, Hall-Heroult Electrolysis, Hall-Petch Effect, Hot Extrusion, Hydroforming, Liftgate-Assembly, Lomer–Cottrell Lock, Machinability, Metamodel, Microballoon, Monocoque, Nano-Scale Spinodal, Nugget Debonding, Peening, Portevin–LeChatelier, Powerplant, Powertrain, Recrystallization Texture, Recyclability, Rheocasting, Rivetability, Self-Piercing Riveting, Solutionizing, Stiffness, Strain Hardening, Superplastic Forming, Taylor Polycrystal, Thixomolding, Weldability, Zener Effect, Zener Pinning


Table of Contents
Introduction 1
Aluminium 36
Cast Iron 40
Magnesium 53
Steel 69
Titanium 88
Joining 89
Batteries 100
References 102




About the Author

Dr. Fisher has wide knowledge and experience of the fields of engineering, metallurgy and solid-state physics, beginning with work at Rolls-Royce Aero Engines on turbine-blade research, related to the Concord supersonic passenger-aircraft project, which led to a BSc degree (1971) from the University of Wales. This was followed by theoretical and experimental work on the directional solidification of eutectic alloys having the ultimate aim of developing composite turbine blades. This work led to a doctoral degree (1978) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Lausanne). He then acted for many years as an editor of various academic journals, in particular Defect and Diffusion Forum. In recent years he has specialized in writing monographs which introduce readers to the most rapidly developing ideas in the fields of engineering, metallurgy and solid-state physics. He is co-author of the widely-cited student textbook, Fundamentals of Solidification, a new (5th fully-revised) edition of which is soon to appear. Google Scholar credits him with 8489 citations and a lifetime h-index of 14.