Sunday, August 26, 2012

Department of energy invested in materials for vehicle fuel consumption

Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Energy Department on August 7 announced that $8 million for seven new projects create it you stronger and lighter materials for the next generation of U.S. vehicles awarded. These projects include the development and validation of modelling tools to higher performance carbon fiber composites and advanced steels, as well as research into new lightweight, to deliver high-strength alloys for energy-efficient vehicles and truck engines.

The projects in Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee and Washington will help provide additional technologies and innovations, car outside the regulated levels continue to allow manufacturers to improve fuel efficiency. New materials are essential for improving the fuel economy of cars and trucks in maintaining and enhancing the security and performance. Lightweight materials to replace cast iron and traditional steel parts - including advanced steel, magnesium, aluminium and carbon fibre composite materials enables vehicle manufacturers included, additional security features, integrated electronic systems, and emissions control equipment for vehicles without increasing its weight. Lighter materials reduces the fuel consumption of the vehicle.

The new investment support innovation materials in two important areas. The first area has two projects to improve the carbon-fiber composite materials and advanced steel by computer design. For example, the Department invested $6 million new modeling tools to third-generation of high-strength steels ahead. Through this project materials partnership, based in Detroit, Michigan, is United States automotive an additional $2.50 million private investment for the creation of modeling tools for the use of high-strength steels for lighter vehicles use. The second area is far advanced alloy development for automotive and heavy duty engines. Caterpillar Inc., based in nearby Peoria, Illinois, uses an Energy Department Award of $3.40 million and $1.50 million private investment, high-strength, iron-based alloys for higher pressures to develop higher efficiency cylinder and motor. See the press release of Ministry of energy and the complete project list.

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