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Novel Concepts to apply magnesium in crash-related vehicle structures

Beeh, Elmar and Zhou, Ping and Straßburger, Philipp and Friedrich, Horst E. and Altenhof, William and Worswick, Michael (2015) Novel Concepts to apply magnesium in crash-related vehicle structures. 72nd Annual Worls Magnesium Conference, 17.-19. Mai 2015, Vancouver, Canada.

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For many applications in the automotive and railway industries the crashworthiness of a structure is an important property which must be addressed by design engineers. Crashworthiness is not a physical property itself, but correlates with the material’s ductility and structural design. Magnesium is known to be a material with lower failure strain than other metallic structural materials. Therefore the use of magnesium in crash-related areas is more challenging compared to steel and aluminum. The DLR-Institute of Vehicle Concepts has developed several solutions for magnesium castings, extrusions and sheet-metal parts capable of bearing crash loads. The paper will show the potentials and properties of different technological approaches. In collaboration with researchers from the University of Windsor and the University of Waterloo, novel technologies for energy absorption, involving cutting deformation, with magnesium were investigated, tested and compared to traditional axial crushing deformation modes. Results of the joint research will be presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/96919/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Novel Concepts to apply magnesium in crash-related vehicle structures
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Beeh, Elmarelmar.beeh (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Zhou, PingDLR-Institut für FahrzeugkonzepteUNSPECIFIED
Straßburger, Philippphilipp.strassburger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Friedrich, Horst E.horst.friedrich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Altenhof, WilliamUniversity of Windsor, CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Worswick, MichaelUniversity of Waterloo, CanadaUNSPECIFIED
Date:19 May 2015
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Crashworthiness, Magnesium Apllications, holistic lightweigt design
Event Title:72nd Annual Worls Magnesium Conference
Event Location:Vancouver, Canada
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:17.-19. Mai 2015
Organizer:International Magnesium Association
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 > Lightweight and Hybrid Design Methods
Deposited By: Beeh, Elmar
Deposited On:26 Jun 2015 09:55
Last Modified:03 Jul 2015 11:44

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