Simplified life cycle assessment of a hybrid car body part

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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 scope of the examination is from cradle-to-grave and includes several loops for both materials used. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.

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Klocke, F., Kampker, A., Döbbeler, B., Maue, A., & Schmieder, M. (2014). Simplified life cycle assessment of a hybrid car body part. In Procedia CIRP (Vol. 15, pp. 484–489). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procir.2014.06.056

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