Status
In Progress
Material Class
Metals
specific materials
Aluminum
Steel
20-01-DE-4030

Material and Vehicle design for High-Value Recycling of Aluminum and Steel Automotive Sheet

NODE
Technical Thrust
Systems Analysis & Integration
Design for Re-X Tools
About

This project seeks to increase automotive sheet metal EOL (post‐consumer) recycled content; thus, reducing vehicle embodied energy and primary feedstock consumption. The objectives are to produce a new analytical design for recycling tool tailored for automotive metal sheets, and to generate new knowledge on how EOL sheet recycling is affected by vehicle design (e.g., alloy specification), recycling system infrastructure (e.g., deployment of emerging separation processes), and sheet manufacturing process decisions (e.g., temperature profiles informed by new Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) tools).

project Members
University of michigan logo
ISRI voice of the recycling industry logo
The aluminum association logo
Light metal consultants llc logo
Novelis logo
Ford logo
Argonne national laboratory logo

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