|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Magnesium Alloy Development: An LMD Symposium in Honor of Karl Kainer
||Solutions for Next Generation Automotive Lightweight Concepts Based on Material Selection and Functional Integration
||Horst E. Friedrich, Elmar Beeh, Carmen S Roider
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
||Horst E. Friedrich
Various aspects of global trends like energy saving or safety, economic and production targets, requirements due to the automation give high and challenging targets for the development of future vehicles. With respect to these requirements also weight saving is a must during an early phase of the concept and structural development process.
Within the Next Generation Car project the DLR is looking for solutions for future integrated functions like health monitoring and the combination of passive and active safety functions.
We also develop new material systems and novel combinations of design methods. The integrated approach of combining development and optimization methods and tools for the design is the key for developing concepts for holistic lightweight solutions and new vehicle concepts utilizing highly automated and autonomous driving abilities.
Challenges and potentials for next generation lightweight design will be shown and solutions and results from the DLR project Next Generation Car.