Skip to main content

Applications of lightweight sandwich sheets (APOLISS)

Objective

Lightweight materials are a key means to reduce fuel consumption & CO2 emissions. One of the most promising materials are lightweight sandwich sheets which have not been extensively used in vehicle industry, because sufficient methods for mass production have not been developed. Expected results of the project research are advanced lightweight body concepts utilising the potential of sandwich sheets and the related manufacturing and joining technologies applicable for mass production. With an expected weight reduction of 50% in replaced parts major vehicle components can be downsized and this leads to further weight reduction. It is expected to introduce sandwich sheets into production vehicles 1-3 years after the project. The findings will also extend the application of lightweight sandwich sheets in other areas.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FORD FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM AACHEN GMBH
Address
Suesterfeldstrasse, 200
52072 Aachen
Germany

Participants (10)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Intzestr. 10
52056 Aachen
ALUSUISSE SWISS ALUMINIUM LTD., SIERRE
Switzerland
Address

3960 Sierre
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
CORUS HYLITE BV
Netherlands
Address

1970 CA Ijmuiden
ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF WELDING
Italy
Address
Lungobisagno Istria 15
16141 Genova
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO*
Netherlands
Address
6,Bevesierweg, Harssens (Mml)
1780 AM Den Helder
PEUGEOT CITROËN AUTOMOBILES S.A.
France
Address
Boulevard Du Chèteau 65
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
PORSCHE AG
Germany
Address
Porschestrasse
71287 Weissach
UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
Address
Gibbet Hill Road
CV4 7AL Coventry
Wilhelm Karmann GmbH
Germany
Address
1,Karmannstraße 1
4500 Osnabrück