The need to use less energy has stimulated the investigation of the use of aluminium in lightweight car construction to reduce fuel consumption. Concepts discussed include aluminium bodies, fastened with adhesives instead of spot-welding, and fitted with plastic doors, wheel arches and also front and rear-end sections. In addition to car bodies, the use of aluminium alloys is discussed in engine and steering gear components. The introduction of lighter pistons for example will lead to generally smaller and lighter engines. (TRRL)

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    IPC Industrial Press Limited

    Quadrant House, The Quadrant
    Sutton, Surrey,   England 
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  • Publication Date: 1981-1

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  • Accession Number: 00335022
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM