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Functionally integrated FRP vehicle body structures – floor module concepts in ARENA2036

Vohrer, Sebastian and Münster, Marco and Chowson, Erik and Kopp, Gundolf and Friedrich, Horst E. (2015) Functionally integrated FRP vehicle body structures – floor module concepts in ARENA2036. 1st International Composites Congress (ICC), 21.-22. Sept. 2015, Stuttgart, Deutschland.

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Abstract

State of the Art vehicle body structures show a separation between the primary body structure and externally installed functions, such as media-carrying lines or thermal insulation. Through integration of additional functions into load bearing structures, secondary weight-saving potentials can be made accessible by eliminating no longer required components. Due to their specific design and manufacturing processes, FRP materials offer excellent opportunities for the integration of a variety of additional functions into the structural components. An integrated approach of methods, materials and design is the key for developing concepts for holistic lightweight solutions. The research campus ARENA2036 with partners from industry and research in Baden-Württemberg provides a suitable framework for the implementation of these methods into a functionally integrated automotive floor module using fiber composite materials. The concept phase focuses strongly on mechanical and functional demands. An early implementation of optimization methods provides an assessment basis for the development of multi-functional body structures.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/99577/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Functionally integrated FRP vehicle body structures – floor module concepts in ARENA2036
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Vohrer, Sebastiansebastian.vohrer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Münster, MarcoMarco.Münster (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Chowson, ErikErik.Chowson (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kopp, Gundolfgundolf.kopp (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Friedrich, Horst E.horst.friedrich (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:22 September 2015
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, functional integration, lightweight, composites
Event Title:1st International Composites Congress (ICC)
Event Location:Stuttgart, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:21.-22. Sept. 2015
Organizer:Composites Germany
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: Vohrer, Sebastian
Deposited On:01 Dec 2015 13:49
Last Modified:01 Sep 2017 14:09

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