Development and optimization of aluminum alloys for the automotive industry


Project monitoring:

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Susanne Koch

Safety and convenience are crucial competitive factors when developing motor vehicles. Increasing safety in cars, for example by means of greater mechanical stiffness or additional safety systems (ABS, ASR, ESP, etc.), usually results in increased weight of the vehicle and thus higher fuel consumption. Growing awareness of environmental issues among customers and increasingly stringent environmental legislation are forcing car manufacturers to minimize weight and fuel consumption.

The aim of systematic materials research is to develop a new aluminum alloy that improves the disadvantageous material properties of pure aluminum while not diminishing the advantage of lower specific weight.

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