Light Weighting for Defense, Aerospace, and Transportation

  • Amol A. Gokhale
  • N. Eswara Prasad
  • Biswajit Basu

Part of the Indian Institute of Metals Series book series (IIMS)

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About this book


This book covers recent developments and current status of various materials, designs, and manufacturing practices which together contribute towards weight reduction of systems used in defense, aerospace, and automotive sectors. The topics covered in the volume range from new manufacturing methods such as additive manufacturing, intermetallics, aluminum-based solutions, near net-shaped processes, ultra-light weight metal foam and honeycomb based sandwich structures, advanced high strength steels, magnesium alloy castings and carbon fiber composites. It also talks about specific manufacturing and characterization techniques, property variability and reliability of light weight components. This volume will be useful to researchers, professionals, and students working in the fields of aerospace, transportation and defense.


Innovative Manufacturing Reduced Weight Light Alloys Light-weight Structure Aluminium Foam Weight Reduction in Aerospace Weight Reduction in Defense Weight Reduction in systems Lightweight Technologies Aircraft Weight Reduction Automotive Lightweight Materials Lightweight Materials for Defense

Editors and affiliations

  • Amol A. Gokhale
    • 1
  • N. Eswara Prasad
    • 2
  • Biswajit Basu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Defense Materials and Stores Research and Development EstablishmentKanpurIndia
  3. 3.Aditya Birla Science and Technology Company Private LimitedMumbaiIndia

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