Reducing Weight in Vehicle Production Through Multi-material Construction
Multi-material construction has great potential for reducing weight in vehicle production. This in turn helps reduce CO2 emissions. As part of the project “Multimaterial-Body-Design” the prerequisites are being created for cost-effective development of methods of multi-material construction in small and medium-sized batch sizes. Great importance is attached to the development of hybrid components consisting of light materials and plastic fibre composites. Generally, lightweight materials are specifically added to conventional construction methods. For new material combinations, test pieces are first made and tested. Using the data obtained, material data sets are compiled, simulations of the components are run and the simulation results are validated in trials. For the joining technologies used in multi-material construction, appropriate models for the simulation must be made and the failure criteria defined and portrayed. The objective is validated simulation results that can later be used in series development. Funding scheme: FFG COMET – Mobilität der Zukunft.