New legislation from the EU is driving car manufacturers towards the production of more fuel efficient and less polluting models, partly achieved by reducing the weight of the vehicle structure. This seminar will explore the latest developments in vehicle body design and lightweighting, and will cover a variety of topics including crash safety, end-of-life disassembly, recycling and multi-material construction technologies.
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Mark White, Jaguar Land Rover
Elmar Beeh, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Institute of Vehicle Concepts, Lightweight and Hybrid Design Methods
Jesper Christensen, Coventry University
In addition to the drive for greater efficiency, the End-of-Life-Vehicle (EOLV) Directive is forcing manufacturers to recycle an increasing proportion of materials used in their cars. However, many of the lighter materials are currently the most difficult to recycle.
Lightweighting Vehicle Body Structures will also consider the whole-life environmental benefits of lightweight materials, particularly composites; from raw material extraction through to end-of-life recycling.