Train Front Module in Aluminium-foam-sandwich Design
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Rail vehicles shall be lightweight but also meet the high requirements for crash resistance, long life fatigue strength and fire protection. A developed front module made of aluminium foam composites fulfills these demanding requirements. In addition to its construction, the project team developed manufacturing concepts for this composite material.
Lightweight Front Module
Not only automobiles shall become lighter, more efficient, more ecological and affordable. Due to customer’s increasing environmental awareness and social responsibility in dealing with resources, issues such as electro-mobility or the use of high-performance materials are more and more in the focus of developmental work. People’s need for mobility, high demands on environmental compatibility, crash behaviour, fire protection as well as comfort, thus, create also completely new demands for rail vehicles.
Until now, two material strategies have been used — the fibre composite construction and the metallic...
The results presented here are the result of a joint project entitled “Development of a Front Module for High-Speed Trains in aluminium-foam-sandwich Design” with the project number 100067610. It was funded under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) by the European Union and the Free State of Saxony. The authors thank for the financial support.
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