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      Research Project on Sustainable Vehicle Development

      In cooperation with strong partners from both industry and research, we are shaping the future of lightweight construction as part of the BMWK-funded project “Digital Methods for Product Development and Circular Production of Sustainable Lightweight Structures”.

      The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action as part of the Leightweighting Technology Transfer Program (German abbreviation: TTP LB). We are very pleased to be part of this sustainability project! Our goal is to optimize our software suite SCALE.sdm for the reduction of CO2 emissions in vehicle development and thus meet the pressing challenges of our era.


      Tool for the assessment of environmental impacts

      To achieve this goal, we will develop a modern cloud-based tool to easily measure the environmental footprint of design concepts. With an innovative software demonstrator to be developed, we will integrate continuous CO2 tracking and environmental assessment tools for structural optimization into our software. Furthermore, we are committed to pioneering novel techniques for model comparison, further advancing our capabilities in sustainable lightweight construction.

      Vision: Sustainable mobility

      The vision of the project is to significantly improve the CO2 and environmental performance of structural and hybrid components. Continuous efficiency improvements, the use of recycled materials and LCA-optimized component design can make a significant contribution to more sustainable vehicle development.

      The joint project will run for three years and is coordinated by the Technical University of Braunschweig. Dr. Infolf Lepenies, project contact at SCALE, looks forward to the upcoming three years: “SCALE is proud to be part of this pioneering initiative and to contribute to the future of sustainable lightweight structures. Together we are shaping greener mobility!”

      Further information on the joint project can be found in the project profile.



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