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Fatigue modelling and fast testing methodologies to optimize part design and to boost lightweight materials deployment in chassis parts

Fatigue4Light

Fatigue modelling and fast testing methodologies to optimize part design and to boost lightweight materials deployment in chassis parts

Call for proposal: 
H2020-LC-GV-2020
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

The Fatigue4Light project aims to investigate lightweight solutions adapted to the chassis part of EV to reach a 24-30% weight reduction. This will give a 12-15% weight saving from structural vehicle weight, and also increase EV safety due to reduced sprung mass. Solutions will be based on the introduction of especially developed material solutions with high fatigue performance (AHSS, stainless steel, Al alloys and hybrid metal-FRP materials), the development of new computer modelling with high fatigue prediction accuracy and new experimental methodologies that reduce the testing time.

Sustainability of the proposed solutions will be continuously considered along project through an eco-design general approach. Environmental assessments through LCA, affordability based in LCC as well as social inclusion thanks to the recovery of CRMs from alternative waste streams will allow endowing Fatigue4Light into a novelty circular dimension. Attention will be given to manufacturing processes (cutting and welding) to improve the knowledge on their effect to the overall fatigue performance of chassis components. Six lab scale and industrial demonstrators will be defined to validate the proposed solutions. The fatigue model will be verified on demonstrators and then used in a virtual testing process to assess the weight reduction potential of the proposed materials, together with a redesign process oriented to lightweight the components while ensuring structural integrity.

The project will reduce lead times to market due to the developed model and advanced fatigue testing methodologies and standardization will be followed. The final outcome is to give modelling and experimental tools for the lightweighting process on chassis parts subjected to fatigue. Clear and practical guidelines will be established with respect to different factors: eco design with proposed materials, advanced modelling approaches and the influence of forming processes on part performance.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
LC-GV-06-2020 Advanced light materials and their production processes for automotive applications
Lead Organisation: 

Centre Internacional De Metodes Numerics En Enginyeria

Address: 
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
8034 Barcelona
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€720,625
Partner Organisations: 

Lulea Tekniska Universitet

Address: 
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€490,125

Asociacion Espanola De Normalizacion

Address: 
Calle Genova 6
28004 Madrid
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€99,400

Centro Ricerche Fiat - Societa Consortile Per Azioni

Address: 
Strada Torino, 50
10043 ORBASSANO (TO)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€569,500

Arcelormittal Maizieres Research Sa

Address: 
RUE ANDRE CAMPRA 6 IMMEUBLE LE CEZANNE
93200 SAINT DENIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€301,793

Rise Sicomp Ab

Address: 
FIBERVAEGEN 2 - OEJEBYN
941 26 PITEA
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€478,581

Gestamp Hardtech Ab

Address: 
EKTJARNSVAGEN 5
971 25 LULEA
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€177,275

Mw Italia Srl

Address: 
VIA PAVIA 72
10098 RIVOLI TO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€384,765

Aperam Stainless France Sasu

Address: 
6 RUE ANDRE CAMPRA
93210 ST DENIS LA PLAINE
France
EU Contribution: 
€255,150

Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya

Address: 
Calle Jordi Girona 31
8034 Barcelona
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€148,265

Composite Service Europe Ab

Address: 
Kompositvägen 3
943 33 Öjebyn
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€199,938

Politecnico Di Torino

Address: 
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi
10129 Torino
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€200,000

Profilglass Spa

Address: 
VIA MEDA 28
61032 HAMLET BELLOCCHI
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€149,625

Fundacio Eurecat

Address: 
AVENIDA UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA 23
08290 CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES (BARCELONA)
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€725,875
Technologies: 
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