Simplified Life Cycle Assessment of a Hybrid Car Body Part

F. Klocke, A. Kampker, B. Döbbeler, A. Maue, M. Schmieder
2014 Procedia CIRP  
Car body parts are, among other targets, designed to fulfill requirements of high performance and lightweight construction. New technologies, such as a die casting of hybrid materials, e.g. a combination of steel and aluminum, enable further enhancement of lightweight construction and therefore are able to reduce consumptions during the car usage phase. This paper presents a simplified life cycle assessment of a car body part consisting of steel and aluminum die cast in a process chain. The
more » ... e of the examination is from cradle-to-grave and includes several loops for both materials used.
doi:10.1016/j.procir.2014.06.056 fatcat:awhtoc6lsjgmpl2xuyy5toseta