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ARENA2036 - Fiber Reinforced Plastic Structures with Functional Integration

Vohrer, Sebastian and Kopp, Gundolf and Friedrich, Horst and Diermann, Verena and Sommer-Dittrich, Thomas (2016) ARENA2036 - Fiber Reinforced Plastic Structures with Functional Integration. JEC Forums Knoxville 2016 - International Conference on Automotive Technology, 13.-14. Okt. 2016, Knoxville, USA.

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Abstract

With respect to the requirements of the next generation of automobiles the central challenges regarding weight targets have to be addressed during the conceptual phase of structural de-velopment. Fiber-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) materials are playing an increasingly important role in further weight reduction efforts in the automotive industry due to their comparatively high specific mechanical properties in comparison to conventional automotive materials. However a widespread use of these high-performance materials in the automotive industry is prevented by their comparatively high costs. In order to make profitable use of these materi-als secondary weight saving potentials need to be utilized. Through integration of additional functions into the load bearing structures, secondary weight-saving potentials can be made accessible by eliminating redundant components and therefore lead to reduced overall masses. The conceptual work in ARENA2036 “Intelligent Lightweight Construction with Functional Integration” (LeiFu) aims for an integration of a va-riety of functions and components into the primary structures of an automotive floor module in order to decrease the overall part count and achieve a reduction in the total weight. Due to their specific design and manufacturing processes, FRP materials offer opportunities for functional integration on multiple levels during fabrication and assembly. The possibilities for complex structural geometry in combination with further materials, for example in sandwich structures, provide functional integration potential on a component level (e.g. air ducts, component housings, fluid containers or heat insulation). Furthermore the semi-finished textiles allow integrated sensory functions (e.g. temperature monitoring or fluid detection in the battery module).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/108433/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:ARENA2036 - Fiber Reinforced Plastic Structures with Functional Integration
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Vohrer, SebastianSebastian.Vohrer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kopp, GundolfGundolf.Kopp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Friedrich, HorstHorst.Friedrich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Diermann, VerenaDaimler AGUNSPECIFIED
Sommer-Dittrich, ThomasDaimler AGUNSPECIFIED
Date:13 October 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:automotive body structures, floor module, CFRP, FRP, Fiber Reinforced Plastics, functional integration, lightweight, composites, electrical, mechanical, thermal, sensory, concept
Event Title:JEC Forums Knoxville 2016 - International Conference on Automotive Technology
Event Location:Knoxville, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-14. Okt. 2016
Organizer:JEC
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: Vohrer, Sebastian
Deposited On:07 Dec 2016 08:54
Last Modified:01 Sep 2017 13:44

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