A system dynamics approach to understanding the influence of lightweight materials on the development of fuel efficient cars

Stasinopoulos, P, Compston, P and Jones, H 2012, 'A system dynamics approach to understanding the influence of lightweight materials on the development of fuel efficient cars', in Aleksandar Subic, Jörg Wellnitz, Martin Leary, Lucien Koopmans (ed.) Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of ICSAT 2012: Sustainable Automotive Technologies, Melbourne, Australia, 21-23 March 2012, pp. 33-38.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A system dynamics approach to understanding the influence of lightweight materials on the development of fuel efficient cars
Author(s) Stasinopoulos, P
Compston, P
Jones, H
Year 2012
Conference name 4th International Conference of ICSAT 2012: Sustainable Automotive Technologies
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 21-23 March 2012
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of ICSAT 2012: Sustainable Automotive Technologies
Editor(s) Aleksandar Subic, Jörg Wellnitz, Martin Leary, Lucien Koopmans
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Start page 33
End page 38
Total pages 6
Abstract This paper presents a dynamical model that assists in understanding the influence of lightweight materials on the development trajectory of fuel efficient cars. Preliminary results suggest that car mass and powertrain energy consumption may become significantly non-linear and may generally decrease in the coming decades due to the emergence of new technologies.
Subjects Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-3-642-24145-1_5
Copyright notice © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
ISBN 9783642241444
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