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An innovative platform for tomorrow's cars

Objective



The objectives of this research are to use the advantages of aluminium honeycomb panels developed in the aeronautic sector in the automotive sector, for the development of a platform (the structural part supporting the engine and body of the vehicle) using welding techniques to meet a three-points challenge: A. a 15% gain in weight compared to other panels B. to pass European Safety Norms EUR03-93 C. low costs of production for SMI's To achieve these objectives, the R&D programme will: 1. work on the optimisation of the processing of welded aluminium based honeycomb for increased mechanical strength and durability. 2. work on the optimisation of platform design for crash resistance 3. use numerical simulation of crash and crash tests for validation of platform prototypes In accordance to the CRAFT programme, the goal of the companies involved in this cooperative research is, through the development of this platform, to make possible the arrival of a new generation of economic, flexible, safe, environmental friendly vehicles for low volume production. to respond to growing demand for tomorrow's transportation means (e.g. urban automated people movers, electrical cars ) . The main expected impacts of such a technical innovation are: - environmental friendly vehicles with lower pollution levels - more affordable flexible, urban and leisure vehicles in accordance to the new European life style - the creation of direct and indirect employment in the composites, parts and automobile industries

Coordinator

ISOJET EQUIPEMENTS S.A.R.L.
Address
Chemin Du Genie 2
69200 Venissieux
France

Participants (6)

Austral Auto Sarl
France
Address

97472 Saint Denis - Réunion
Belco Avia Snc di Aaron Colombo & C.
Italy
Address
11-13,Via Gionzana 11-13
28060 San Pietro Mosezzo
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
2,Avenue Cltment Ader 1
86960 Chasseneuil Du Poitou
GROUPEMENT D'ETUDE ET DE RECHERCHE POUR LES APPLICATIONS INDUSTRIELLES DES LASERS DE PUISSANCE
France
Address
16Bis,16 Bis Avenue De La Prieur De La Côte D'or
94114 Arcueil
Performance Technology of Italy Alba Tech Srl
Italy
Address
13,Via Terracini 13
10028 Trofarello
Politecnico di Milano
Italy
Address
Via Golgi
20133 Milano