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Sustainable urban distribution transport

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Coordinator KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Institutionen för farkost och flyg
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration September 2016 - February 2018
Status Completed
Venture Personal mobility between societal sectors

Purpose and goal

The overall project aim is to propose a detailed design of a city logistic vehicle with at least 50% chassis weight reduction. This goal will be accomplished using advanced fibre composite material instead of steel, fewer components and thus reduced number of joints, high-level part and function integration. The motivation for this weight reduction stems from the need for emission free vehicles with battery and/or hybrid drive. Increased battery capacity will result in a better business for Scania customer.

Expected results and effects

Through the current project the awareness, within various design teams at the receiving project partner, about light weight solutions and composite materials has increased. This has been achieved by a seminar series which adressed thematic topics on composite product manufacturing, design, life cycle aspects etc. Through this the project has contributed to a common knowledge base within the teams that has participated.

Planned approach and implementation

The project had two main parts. One was the seminar series with thematic lectures on composite materials as described. The other was active engagement in different design teams. Dr Burman stayed with a group for 6-8 weeks and here products identified for possible development using composite were discussed and analysed. This resulted in new projects, either internal or with students, master thesis / internship.

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Last updated 20 December 2018

Reference number 2015-06561

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