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Optimization of energy Absorber for a novel electric vehicle concept

Schäffer, Michael and Münster, Marco and Sturm, Ralf and Friedrich, Horst E. (2016) Optimization of energy Absorber for a novel electric vehicle concept. 9th Symposium Virtual Vehicle, 23.-25. Mai 2016, Graz, Österreich.

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In the research project Next Generation Car (NGC) at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), three different novel vehicle concepts are being developed: Urban Modular Vehicle (UMV), Safe Light Regional Vehicle (SLRV) and Interurban Vehicle (IUV). The NGC project is the consolidation of tools, methods and technologies for the different vehicle concepts investigated by DLR in the field of transport. The motivation for this work was to find an optimized side crash concept for the Urban Modular Vehicle concept consisting of a door sill and a sandwich element for crash. For the development of the body in white of the NGC Urban Modular Vehicle different structure optimization strategies were used. From the analyses of global load paths, to the size and shape optimization of the floor panels were applied to increase crash performance. The focus of the presentation is on a nonlinear door sill optimization and a parametric sandwich optimization resulting in innovative solutions for car design and the identification of energy absorber mechanisms. The main field of observation by using parametric sandwich elements is to detect thickness and angle of the sandwich core for the required crash performance. For the interpretation of the topology results which defines the location of the structures different optimization tasks were required. The concept for the side impact crash of the Urban Modular Vehicle includes an energy absorbent door sill consisting out of sandwich elements. In the first step, the optimization of the door sill cross-section was done with a nonlinear topology approach. In the second step, a size and shape optimization of the sandwich crash concept were performed to increase the internal energy and to reduce the intrusion of the pole. In the end a final concept was developed according to different optimization results.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104458/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Optimization of energy Absorber for a novel electric vehicle concept
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Schäffer, Michaelmicheal.schaeffer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Münster, MarcoMarco.Münster (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sturm, RalfRalf.Sturm (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Friedrich, Horst E.horst.friedrich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:25 May 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Optimization strategies, door sill optimization, crash absorber concept, parametric sandwich optimization
Event Title:9th Symposium Virtual Vehicle
Event Location:Graz, Österreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:23.-25. Mai 2016
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Terrestrial Vehicles (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V BF - Bodengebundene Fahrzeuge
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - NGC Fahrzeugstruktur (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts
Deposited By: Schäffer, Michael
Deposited On:12 Jul 2016 15:47
Last Modified:12 Jul 2016 15:47

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