In the current context of energy saving, it is envisaged to reduce the environmental impact of trucks' empty trips. It includes the use of composite materials which have a very interesting performance to mass ratio. This involves optimizing the manufacturing process that will incorporate sandwich-structured composites.
The project SOLLICITERN was jointly led by two vehicle manufacturers, a manufacturer of composites structures, a private research institute and two laboratories. It is aimed at developing technologies enabling a new generation of jetting and vacuum aspiration vehicles, bringing radical innovations on the European market.
Additional benefits are also expected for PLASTICON France, for the valuation of filament winding technology on other product families than the jetting vehicles: Transportation chemicals, storage silos, as Transportation chemicals, storage silos, as well as in MECA who will value its digital developments in various sectors (offshore, shipbuilding, energy).
Key project activities are
- Study the life cycle of the tank by reproducing the real conditions of use;
- Optimize the design of the tank, in particular, by developing a filament winding process incorporating a sandwich-structured composite, in order to minimize the costs and the mass of the structure produced.
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