A LCA feasibility study was undertaken to determine the environmental impact of an Eco-magnesium process route by recycled chips to manufacture panel for the automotive sector to be compared with comparative scenarios, a non-recycled carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) and a baseline steel-made component scenario. The objective of this LCA study was to assess the actual benefits of a lightweight solution considering the whole life cycle, including the dirty-phase (i.e. the “cradle-to-exit gate” stage) that impacts differently for the different materials. For this reason the analysis has regarded the net “cradle-to-grave” scenario. Different automotive floor pans were then compared considering the rate of fuel consumption during vehicle operation - i.e. the fuel-mass correlation factor - and the different material substitution factors allowed by the different materials selected.

Comparative Environmental Benefits of Lightweight Design in the Automotive Sector: The Case Study of Recycled Magnesium Against Cfrp and Steel

D'ERRICO, FABRIZIO;
2015

Abstract

A LCA feasibility study was undertaken to determine the environmental impact of an Eco-magnesium process route by recycled chips to manufacture panel for the automotive sector to be compared with comparative scenarios, a non-recycled carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) and a baseline steel-made component scenario. The objective of this LCA study was to assess the actual benefits of a lightweight solution considering the whole life cycle, including the dirty-phase (i.e. the “cradle-to-exit gate” stage) that impacts differently for the different materials. For this reason the analysis has regarded the net “cradle-to-grave” scenario. Different automotive floor pans were then compared considering the rate of fuel consumption during vehicle operation - i.e. the fuel-mass correlation factor - and the different material substitution factors allowed by the different materials selected.
Magnesium Technology 2015
9781119082439
Magnesium alloys; Life Cycle Assessment; Eco-Magnesium; Lightweight design; CO2 reduction
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