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Highly integrated lightweight solutions for the vehicle structure and new concepts for crash-energy-absorption

Friedrich, Horst E. and Beeh, Elmar and Kopp, Gundolf and Lawson, Tony (2007) Highly integrated lightweight solutions for the vehicle structure and new concepts for crash-energy-absorption. EUROMAT 2007, 2007-09-10 - 2007-09-14, Nürnberg.

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Abstract

Highly integrated lightweight solutions for the vehicle structure and new concepts for crash-energy-absorption The decrease of the CO2-emission and the protection of resources is a priority objective the automobile industry has to challenge in present and future. The reduction of the vehicle mass is very important in order to reach new milestones in reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Steel structures still shows lightweight potential. But even more attractive potential for lightweight body in white structures could be realised by multi material design. The DLR (German Aerospace Center) Institute of Vehicle Concepts and the Meridian Company will show the efficiency and cost effectiveness of lightweight construction by examples of highly integrated casted magnesium parts. Beside the examples of cast parts in magnesium design the DLR will present innovative concepts to improve the crash energy absorption in front end structures. According to different crash standards a lot of requirements have to be fulfilled within this particular area of the vehicle structure. Static loads and the limitation of intrusion and deceleration need to be harmonised. The potential of alternative effects with optimised geometries and new steel alloys (e.g. with higher strain level) will be discussed within the presentation.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Highly integrated lightweight solutions for the vehicle structure and new concepts for crash-energy-absorption
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Friedrich, Horst E.UNSPECIFIED
Beeh, ElmarUNSPECIFIED
Kopp, GundolfUNSPECIFIED
Lawson, TonyMeridian Technologies
Date:2007
Keywords:Fahrzeugbau, Leichtbau, Multi-Material-Design, Crashenergieabsorption, Automotive engineering, Lightweight construction, Multi Material Design, Crash Energy Absorption
Event Title:EUROMAT 2007
Event Location:Nürnberg
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2007-09-10 - 2007-09-14
Organizer:Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e. V.
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):V -- no assignement
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts
Deposited By: Irene Mangieri
Deposited On:14 Nov 2007
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:28

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