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September 27, 2012 - Written by Jackie D. Rehkopf and published by SAE International, Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites: From Evolution to Implementation, begins with comprehensive overview of how composites started to be investigated as a possible alternative to metals, mostly driven by military demands. From there, book covers fiber and resin types for automotive applications, composite constructions, manufacturing processes, machining and joining, and reclaiming and recycling of these materials.

SAE International Book Examines Carbon Fiber Reinforcements in Automotive Safety

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Society Of Automotive Engineers, Inc. (SAE)
400-T Commonwealth Dr.
Warrendale, PA, 15096

Press release date: September 20, 2012

WARRENDALE, Pa., -- Carbon fiber reinforced composites are capable of providing the lightweight materials needed for fuel efficiency, and the mechanical strength required for safety in automobiles. SAE International offers book that provides a high-level summary on carbon reinforced fiber composites specific to the automotive industry in today's market and its vision for the next five to 10 years.

Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites: From Evolution to Implementation, begins with a comprehensive and easy-to-read overview of how composites started to be investigated as a possible alternative to metals, mostly driven by military demands. From there, the book goes on to cover:
--  Fiber and resin types for automotive applications
--  Composite constructions
--  Manufacturing processes
--  Machining and joining
--  Reclaiming and recycling of these materials, among other topics

Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites: From Evolution to Implementation is an excellent guide for those involved in technical material strategy and research, as well as those who need to understand the basics of this subject to support better business decisions.

Book Details:
--  Published By: SAE International
--  Published: November 2011
--  Pages: 128
--  Binding: Softbound
--  Product Code: T-124
--  ISBN: 978-0-7680-3495-0

Author Jackie D. Rehkopf is the Senior Researcher at Plasan Carbon Composites, the leading Tier 1 producer of carbon fiber composites for the U.S. automotive industry. Working out of Tennessee at their facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and out of Wixom, Mich., in their Customer Development Center, she leads Plasan's research in carbon fiber composite constituents and constructions, focused on commercialization. Dr. Rehkopf also is principal investigator of a three-year DOE sponsored project on predictive modeling of carbon fiber composites in automotive crash applications. She is a Civil Engineer with Bachelor's and PhD degrees from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

For more information, including free front and back matter, or to order Automotive Carbon Fiber Composites: From Evolution to Implementation, Second Edition, visit: . To request an electronic review copy of the book, email . Forward published reviews to Shawn Andreassi at or SAE International, 400 Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale PA, 15096-0001, to receive a print copy of the book or another equivalent SAE International book.

Other related books from SAE International include:
--  Engineered Tribological Composites, by: Roy Cox
--  Carbon Fibre in Automotive Applications
--  Aircraft Design, by: Ajoy Kumar Kundu

SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series(TM).

Contact: Shawn Andreassi, SAE International, at or 1-724-772-8522

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