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Best Engineering Training in Electric, Lightweight and Quiet Driving

Objective

Engineering for future mobility must be inspired by ecology and economy to enable green and silent vehicles. Current university based education is focusing on classical fields like mechanical engineering on one side with some aspects of Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH) and LightWeight Design (LWD) or like electrical engineering covering aspects of “Electrification” & “Hybridisation” on the other side.

The proposed eLiQuiD project (Best Engineering Training in Electric, Lightweight and Quiet Driving) aims to bring together early stage researchers and experienced specialists from key players in academia and industry across Europe covering NVH, LWD and H/E disciplines to form a broad range of backgrounds. Recent research underlines the strong interaction and shows the often conflicting demands of these 3 topics.

Consequently, an optimum for future vehicle development requires an interdisciplinary education in this triangle of topics. eLiQuiD’s focus is to motivate and encourage early stage researchers for scientific work in the new interdisciplinary research fields NVH+LWD, LDW+H/E and H/E+NVH. The fellows will be trained and supported in their phase of doctoral thesis to find innovative PhD topics as well as to receive specific education in theoretical and practical trainings. The education will comprise existing lectures in the partner network as well as training specifically developed for the interdisciplinary needs.

eLiQuiD is formed by two participating hosts, combining leading education and research institutions as well as an associated partner, well established in European automotive R&D, to assist in the dissemination and outreach or eLiQuiD results. Thus the engineers will participate in both the scientific research work and the practical application of new methods of testing and simulation. They will profit from extended international knowledge after their academic education when starting to work in the industry.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electrical engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 490 976,18
Administrative Contact
Monique Vanhaeren (Ms.)

Participants (1)

VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 459 634,64
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Zrim (Mr.)