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Composite Material Design for Rail Vehicle Innovative Lightweight Components

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Composite Material Design for Rail Vehicle Innovative Lightweight Components. / Grasso, Marzio; Gallone, Antonello; Genovese, Andrea; Macera, Luigi; Penta, Francesco; Pucillo, Giovanni Pio; Strano, Salvatore.

Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2015. ed. / S.I. Ao; Len Gelman; David W.L. Hukins; Andrew Hunter; A.M. Korsunsky. Vol. 2 Newswood Limited, 2015. p. 731-736.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Harvard

Grasso, M, Gallone, A, Genovese, A, Macera, L, Penta, F, Pucillo, GP & Strano, S 2015, Composite Material Design for Rail Vehicle Innovative Lightweight Components. in SI Ao, L Gelman, DWL Hukins, A Hunter & AM Korsunsky (eds), Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2015. vol. 2, Newswood Limited, pp. 731-736, World Congress on Engineering 2015, London, United Kingdom, 1/07/15. <http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2015/WCE2015_pp731-736.pdf>

APA

Grasso, M., Gallone, A., Genovese, A., Macera, L., Penta, F., Pucillo, G. P., & Strano, S. (2015). Composite Material Design for Rail Vehicle Innovative Lightweight Components. In S. I. Ao, L. Gelman, D. W. L. Hukins, A. Hunter, & A. M. Korsunsky (Eds.), Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2015 (Vol. 2, pp. 731-736). Newswood Limited. http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2015/WCE2015_pp731-736.pdf

Vancouver

Grasso M, Gallone A, Genovese A, Macera L, Penta F, Pucillo GP et al. Composite Material Design for Rail Vehicle Innovative Lightweight Components. In Ao SI, Gelman L, Hukins DWL, Hunter A, Korsunsky AM, editors, Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2015. Vol. 2. Newswood Limited. 2015. p. 731-736

Author

Grasso, Marzio ; Gallone, Antonello ; Genovese, Andrea ; Macera, Luigi ; Penta, Francesco ; Pucillo, Giovanni Pio ; Strano, Salvatore. / Composite Material Design for Rail Vehicle Innovative Lightweight Components. Proceedings of The World Congress on Engineering 2015. editor / S.I. Ao ; Len Gelman ; David W.L. Hukins ; Andrew Hunter ; A.M. Korsunsky. Vol. 2 Newswood Limited, 2015. pp. 731-736

Bibtex

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