Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

New Trends and Developments in Automotive Industry

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Marcello Chiaberge
Marcello Chiaberge

Polytechnic University of Turin,
Italy

Published08 January 2011

Doi10.5772/1821

ISBN978-953-307-999-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN978-953-51-6100-4

Copyright year2011

Number of pages408

This book is divided in five main parts (production technology, system production, machinery, design and materials) and tries to show emerging solutions in automotive industry fields related to OEMs and no-OEMs sectors in order to show the vitality of this leading industry for worldwide economies and related important impacts on other industrial sectors and their environmental sub-products.

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Table of Contents

Open access  chapters

1. Data Mining and Intelligent Agents for Supporting Mass Customization in the Automotive Industry

By Efthimia Mavridou, Dimitrios Tzovaras, Evangelos Beakiaris, Pavlos Spanidis, Maria Gemou and George Hassapis

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2. Automotive Testing in the German-Dutch Wind Tunnels

By Eddy Willemsen, Kurt Pengel, Herman Holthusen and Albert Küpper

7,087
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3. Monitoring and Fault Diagnosis in Manufacturing Processes in the Automotive Industry

By Roberto Arnanz Gómez, María A. Gallego de Santiago, Aníbal Reñones Domínguez, Javier Rodríguez Nieto and Sergio Saludes Rodil

5,739
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6. A Sustainable Services System in the Automotive Refinishing Industry

By Andrea Zavala, Rafael Moure-Eraso, Nora Munguía and Luis Velázquez

4,705
9. Identifying and Prioritizing Ecodesign Key Factors for the Automotive Industry

By Miriam Borchardt, Miguel Afonso Sellitto, Giancarlo Medeiros Pereira, Leonel Augusto Calliari Poltosi and Luciana Paulo Gomes

3,648
2,128
13. FlexLean – Flexible Automation for Automotive Body Assembly

By Sven Soetebier, Nicolas Mauser, Fabrice Legeleux and Sönke Kock

4,654
14. Sustainable Design of Automotive Components Through Jute Fiber Composites: an Integrated Approach

By Cristiano Alves, Arlindo Silva, Luis Reis, Paulo Ferrão and Manuel Freitas

4,100
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16. Effects of Environmental Conditions on Degradation of Automotive Coatings

By Mohsen Mohseni, Bahram Ramezanzadeh and Hossain Yari

8,281
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17. Modern Automotive Gear Oils - Classification, Characteristics, Market Analysis, and Some Aspects of Lubrication

By Waldemar Tuszynski, Remigiusz Michalczewski, Witold Piekoszewski and Marian Szczerek

12,465
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18. Development of a New 3D Nonwoven for Automotive Trim Applications

By Nicole Njeugna, Laurence Schacher, Dominique C. Adolphe, Jean-Baptiste Schaffhauser and Patrick Strehle

7,403
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19. Automotive Catalysts: Performance, Characterization and Development

By Nelcy Della Santina Mohallem, Marcelo Machado Viana and Ronald A. Silva

7,192

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