New materials light up the path for electric cars
Lightweight materials are required to drive the electric car market in the coming years. The reason is simple: it takes less energy to accelerate a lighter object than a heavier one. In this context, the EU-funded LEVIS project will develop multi-material structural parts using thermoplastic-based carbon fibre reinforced plastics/metal hybrid materials integrated with a structural health monitoring system. The aim is to achieve a significant weight reduction while keeping the mechanical in-service performance of the targeted parts. As such, new sustainable materials and suitable manufacturing and assembly procedures as well as advanced simulation methodologies/workflows and innovative sensing/monitoring technologies will be developed.
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Funding SchemeIA - Innovation action
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