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Title Automotive industry : technical challenges, design issues and global economic crisis / Gordan A. Maxwell and Stuart K. Drummond, editors.
Imprint New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., [2010]

Series Transportation issues, policies and R&D series.
Transportation issues, policies and R&D series.
Subject Automobiles -- Technological innovations.
Automobiles -- Design and construction.
Automobile industry and trade.
Global Financial Crisis, 2008-2009.
Alt Name Maxwell, Gordan A.,
Drummond, Stuart K.,
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record.
English.
Contents AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY:TECHNICAL CHALLENGES, DESIGNISSUES AND GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS; CONTENTS; PREFACE; SURVIVING THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS IN THEAUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY THROUGH SUSTAINABLESUPPLIER MANAGEMENT; ABSTRACT; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. BACKGROUND: INTER-FIRM R & D COLLABORATION ANDSUSTAINABLE SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT; 3. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES OF INTER-FIRM RELATIONSHIPGOVERNANCE; 4. AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON INTER-FIRM R & D COLLABORATION INTHE GERMAN CAR INDUSTRY; 5. NOVEL EMPIRICAL FINDINGS ABOUT SUSTAINABLESUPPLIER MANAGEMENT; 5.1. The Enterprise Module; 5.2. The Enterprise Matrix.
5.3. The Dynamic Enterprise Reference GridQuadrant 1: low current engage-ability but high future potential engage-ability; Quadrant 2: high current engage-ability and high future potential engage-ability; Quadrant 3: high current engage-ability but low future potential engage-ability; Quadrant 4: low current engage-ability and low future potential engage-ability; 5.4. Governing Enterprises: A Step-by-Step Approach; 6. EXAMPLES FROM THE GERMAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY; 7. IMPACT OF SUSTAINABLE SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT ONCOMPETITIVE SUCCESS; 8. TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT IN THE FUTURE.
For OEMsFor Suppliers; 9. CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; MATERIAL INNOVATIONS IN AUTOMOTIVETECHNOLOGY; ABSTRACT; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. IMPROVEMENTS IN VEHICLE PERFORMANCE; 2.1. Engines; 2.1.1. Wear parts for valve system; 2.1.2 Turbochargers; 2.1.3. Knock sensors; 2.2. Automotive Body; 2.2.1. Formability of steels; 2.2.2. High strength steels; 2.2.3. Application of sheet steels; 2.3. Load Bearing Components; 2.4. Lightweight Materials; 2.4.1. Aluminum alloys; 2.4.2. Plastics; 2.5. Tires and Brake Discs; 2.5.1. Pneumatic tires; 2.5.2. Brake discs; 3. EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION; 3.1. Gasoline Engines.
3.2. Diesel Engines3.3. Fuels for Engines; 4. ELECTRIC DEVICES FOR SAFE, COMFORTABLE ANDCONVENIENT DRIVING; 4.1. Lighting; 4.2. Magnets for Motors and Generators; 4.3. Electronic Devices for Controlling Automobiles; 4.4. Information Technology; 5. FUEL ECONOMY FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH; 5.1. Adiabatic Turbo-Compound Diesel; 5.2. Thermoelectric Generation; 5.3. Ceramic Gas Turbines; 6. ADVANCED POWER SOURCE; 6.1. Electric Vehicles; 6.1.1. High voltage batteries; 6.1.2. Batteries with long lifetime; 6.1.3. Electrochemical double layer capacitor; 6.2. Fuel cells; 7. CONCLUSION; REFERENCES.
FUTURE FUEL QUALITY AND BIOFUELS AS THECHANCES FOR REDUCING EXHAUST EMISSIONS ANDINCREASING JOBSABSTRACT; 1. INTRODUCTION; 1.1. Emissions Legislation; 2. FUTURE MINERAL FUELS; 3. ENGINE OIL CONTRIBUTION TO DIESEL EXHAUST EMISSION ANDTHE FUTURE DEMANDS; 3.1 Fuel Economy; 3.2 Extend Drain Intervals; 3.3. Biodegradability; 3.4. Emission Reduction; 3.5. The Demands on Automotive Lubricants; 4. BIOFUELS AS THE CHANCE FOR REDUCING EXHAUST EMISSIONSAND INCREASING JOBS; 4.1. Feedstock for Alternative Fuels; 4.2. Biomass Conversion Technologies; 4.3. Barriers in Application of Alternative Fuels.
ISBN 9781617615658 (ebook)
161761565X
9781608761432 (hardcover)
1608761436
OCLC # 1162002056
Additional Format Print version: Automotive industry New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., [2010] 9781608761432 (hardcover) (DLC) 2009044358.


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