Internationalization of Magnesium Research Through USCAR in North America and EUCAR in Europe

  1. Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. U. Kainer
  1. Gerald Cole

Published Online: 15 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607552.ch58

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

Magnesium Alloys and their Applications

How to Cite

Cole, G. (2006) Internationalization of Magnesium Research Through USCAR in North America and EUCAR in Europe, in Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (ed K. U. Kainer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607552.ch58

Editor Information

  1. GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH, Institut für Werkstofforschung, Max-Planck- Straße, D-21502 Geesthacht, Germany

Author Information

  1. Ford Motor Company Research Laboratories, Dearborn, MI, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 SEP 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527302826

Online ISBN: 9783527607556

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Keywords:

  • magnesium alloys;
  • mechanical development;
  • internationalization of magnesium research;
  • USCAR;
  • EUCAR

Summary

In order to stimulate growth in the use of magnesium components, the two large precompetitive automotive organizations in NA and Europe, the United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) and EUCAR, are sponsoring R&D programs in their respective communities to address issues that are impeding the large-scale application of magnesium in chassis components. They are also beginning to work together to forge an alliance that will lead to a global pre-competitive knowledge base that can be used by the global auto industry. This document describes the programs that the two communities are proposing to address the problems that beset large-scale commercialisation of magnesium. Each has developed a chassis program to promote more magnesium use, and each has proposed sharing the data both to reduce redundant R&D and to share pre-competitive knowledge on a global scale.