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dc.contributor.authorLovatt, Carl Ryanen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-22T15:32:12Z
dc.date.available2008-08-07T09:12:34Z
dc.date.issued2008en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationLovatt, C. R. (2008). The Development of a Lightweight Electric Vehicle Chassis and Investigation into the Suitability of TiAl for Automotive Applications (Thesis, Master of Engineering (ME)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2524en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2524
dc.description.abstractA lightweight chassis for a battery electric vehicle being developed at the University of Waikato was required. The chassis was designed around a predetermined body shape and suspension setup. A chassis, built from 20mm thick aluminium honeycomb sandwich panel, was designed and built to LVVTA standards allowing the car to be driven on public roads. The chassis weighs a little over a third the mass of a mass production car chassis. The car has been driven over 1800km with only one minor problem, indicating the chassis is reliable and well suited to its purpose. Titanium aluminide properties were researched to identify where titanium aluminides could be used in an automobile. Titanium aluminides have a specific strength and stiffness near to steel yet only half the density making it an ideal replacement for steel components. Automotive applications identified that could benefit from the use of TiAl include valves, brake rotors and inside 'in-wheel' electric motors.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectLightweight Chassisen_NZ
dc.subjectTiAlen_NZ
dc.subjectTitanium Aluminideen_NZ
dc.subjectElectric vehicleen_NZ
dc.titleThe Development of a Lightweight Electric Vehicle Chassis and Investigation into the Suitability of TiAl for Automotive Applicationsen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineScience and Engineeringen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Engineering (ME)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2008-02-22T15:32:12Zen_NZ
uow.date.available2008-08-07T09:12:34Zen_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20080222.153212en_NZ
uow.date.migrated2009-06-09T23:32:00Zen_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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