Sustainable urban distribution transport
|Coordinator||KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN - Institutionen för farkost och flyg|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||September 2016 - February 2018|
|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.