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Tribology: Materials and Manufacturing Aspects
The objective of this course is to introduce both the metallic and non-metallic materials employed in automobiles. The metallic automotive materials are comprised of ferrous and nonferrous alloys. Although the traditional ferrous alloys – cast irons and steels are still present in automobiles, the advanced high strength ferrous alloys are emerging. The nonferrous alloys – aluminum and magnesium-based lightweight are increasingly used in the auto industry. Polymers as the non-metallic lightweight materials are widely employed in automobiles. The content to be covered ranges from the production of introduced automotive materials to their recent development and to understand the rationale for the usage of various automotive materials, the advantages of their manufacturability and properties are discussed.