Fatigue4Light INEA project kicks off!
The Fatigue4Light project has kicked off with the objective to develop new tests and computer simulation methodologies with the aim of predicting the life of the electric vehicle chassis components and selecting optimal materials.
The Fatigue4Light project works on the application of new materials adapted to chassis requirements, such as advanced high-strength steels, special automotive stainless steels, high-strength aluminium alloys and metal-polymer hybrid materials. The innovation of the project manages to reduce the weight of the vehicle chassis up to 30% compared to more innovative solutions and up to 40% compared to some existing applications, taking into account aspects of eco-design and circular economy.
The results obtained during the project will be very useful to optimise the selection of new materials but will also allow reducing the implementation time of these solutions. More specifically, it is expected to reduce the development time of new lightweight components and increase the efficiency of the design stage.
The consortium of the project is formed by the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), the Research and Innovation Centre of Sweden (RISE), the Lulea University of Technology, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Politecnico di Torino, ArcelorMittal, Profilglass, Aperam, Centre Ricerche Fiat (CRF), MW, Composite Service Europe, Gestamp and the Spanish Association for Standardisation UNE.