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Development of a lightweight car body, using sandwich-design

Kriescher, Michael and Brückmann, Simon and Kopp, Gundolf (2014) Development of a lightweight car body, using sandwich-design. TRA 2014, Paris.

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developed, with a body in white structure of only 90 kg and a high level of damage tolerance, in case of accidents. The structural concept is a consequent implementation of hybrid materials, resulting in a lightweight structure made of few parts with relatively simple shape. This is achieved by adapting materials and using a sandwich architecture for structural components. Especially structural foams and honey comb for cores in combination with metallic sheets are qualified. Hereby a high lightweight design potential is achieved and an overall concept of a weight optimized, multifunctional and highly integrated body in white structure is generated and analysed by using FEM- crashsimulation. As a feasibility study of the design, a full size body in white demonstrator was built. Also, tests of several components are performed, in order to validate the simulation results. Future developments will result in the assembly of a roadworthy prototype with a fuel-cell drive-train, as well as crash testing of the entire body in white.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89408/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Development of a lightweight car body, using sandwich-design
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kriescher, Michaelmichael.kriescher (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Brückmann, Simonsimon.brückmann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kopp, Gundolfgundolf.kopp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:14 April 2014
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Lightweight, vehicle concepts, car body, sandwich, crash testing
Event Title:TRA 2014
Event Location:Paris
Event Type:international Conference
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 - Project Neuartige Fahrzeugkonzepte und -strukturen (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Vehicle Concepts > Lightweight and Hybrid Design Methods
Deposited By: Kriescher, Michael
Deposited On:23 Jun 2014 13:31
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:46

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