Body | Dr. Ralf Matheis

CAMISMA: a lightweight seat structure based on thermoplastic FRP

Innovative materials with good weight-specific and mechanical properties as well as the appropriate use of materials in construction are essential to develop efficient vehicles with low emissions.

material modeling
Body | Dipl.-Ing. Lutz Berger

Material modeling and characterization

The Finite Element Method (FEM) is an established tool in the development process of vehicle structures and components.

[Image: epsilon lightweight body structure]
Body | Dr. Ralf Matheis

epsilon: a lightweight body structure for a small electric vehicle

Within the EU-funded project “epsilon”, fka as project coordinator was responsible for creating the concept for the entire vehicle, the package and the structure in CAD.

crash batteriesystem1
Body | Dipl.-Ing. Lutz Berger

Crash-deformable battery systems

The energy storage is mostly positioned in those areas in vehicles, which are most unlikely to be deformed during a crash. These areas however are limited and therefore also limit the maximum battery capacity and the range of the vehicle.

[Photo: E-Scooter in urban environment]

Body | Dr. Michael Hamacher

Scooter Crash Test

In this test series we demonstrate possible collision scenarios of vehicles and scooters.

[Bild: E-Scooter Stadtverkehr]

Body | Dr. Ralf Matheis

ALLIANCE – Sustainable, cost-efficient lightweight design for mass production

Lightweight construction is an important method of increasing the efficiency of vehicles.