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Application of Polymer Composite for Weight Reduction in the Automobile Sector Toward a Sustainable Development

verfasst von: Anand S. Baldota, Vishal J. Dulange, Shahrukh S. Patel, Manoj W. Bhalwankar

Erschienen in: Recent Advances in Manufacturing Modelling and Optimization

Verlag: Springer Nature Singapore

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Abstract

In recent years, co-relation of sustainable development with the the growth of the industries, these questions have been a hot topic for research. The increasing awareness, greater restrictions on emission control, and its long-term environmental impact have led to an urgent need to develop lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles in the global automobile industry. Polymer composites due to their lightweight and recyclability have been largely used in the automotive sector. This has led to a constant need to research and develop high-performance polymer composites in the automobile industry. This paper aims to explore the use of polymer composite for weight reduction as an alternative option toward the sustainable development of the automobile industry. Specific applications of polymer composites in the automotive sector are explained in correlation with achieved weight reduction. A comparison between the performances of different fiber-reinforced polymer composite has been done, from which a gradual increasing trend in the usage of natural fiber-reinforced polymer composite was observed. This paper helps in identifying potential polymer composites for weight reduction. Weight reduction using reinforced polymer composite as a lightweight material proves to be a valid alternative toward sustainable development that satisfies social, environmental, and economic conditions. The use of natural fiber-reinforced polymer composites has been seen to further enhance sustainability, thus highlighting potential gaps in the research of the natural fiber polymer composite and its application.
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Metadaten
Titel
Application of Polymer Composite for Weight Reduction in the Automobile Sector Toward a Sustainable Development
verfasst von
Anand S. Baldota
Vishal J. Dulange
Shahrukh S. Patel
Manoj W. Bhalwankar
Copyright-Jahr
2022
Verlag
Springer Nature Singapore
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-9952-8_64

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