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Fatigue4light: Optimising part design and boosting lightweight materials deployment in chassis parts

Published: 06/07/2021

Fatigue4Light aims to develop lightweight solutions adapted to the chassis parts of Electric Vehicles to enhance weight reduction compared to current solutions and increase vehicles’ safety due to reduced sprung mass.

Solutions will be based on the introduction of specially developed materials solutions with high fatigue performance, the development of new computer modelling with high fatigue prediction accuracy and new experimental methodologies that reduce the testing time for new materials.

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Affordability including critical raw materials for EU assessment, and sustainability of the proposed solutions, will be enhanced based on the application of an eco-design approach supported by the application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Cost (LCC) studies.

Fatigue4Light is one of the first projects tackling weight reduction in automotive chassis parts, which is a necessary step to further progress in electric vehicle lightweighting, as reduction of vehicle weight impacts positively in CO2 emissions, electric vehicle autonomy, driveability and security.