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Final Report - LITEBUS (Modular lightweight sandwich bus concept)

Project ID: 31321
Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


This is the final report of the LITEBUS project, which was focused on the development of a novel technology to manufacture bus / coach bodies using load carrying sandwich multimaterial panels that have to meet tough design requirements, such as: high static and dynamic performance, high flexural and torsional stiffness, adequate acoustics, crashworthiness, higher safety for passengers, reduced harm to pedestrians in case of accident, fire safety, corrosion resistance, easy repair characteristics and reduced assembly time.

The report begins with describing the motivation and current needs on European transport industry in relation to public transport. It later states the main objectives of the project, the approach followed and the scientific / technical objectives. There is then a summary of achievements and finally a brief description of the structures development and testing experiments.

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