Project Title: Car Body Shells, Doors and Interiors
Duration: 24 months (01/12/2019 – 30/11/2021)
Description: The next generation of passenger trains will be lighter and more cost and energy efficient. This requires the use of composite technologies, which face barriers for full implementation, such as their high cost. The modular design of interiors and low-cost manufacturing of vehicle parts will be just as important. The EU-funded CARBODIN project will manufacture car body shell parts and lighter doors and improve the interior design of passenger trains. It will also combine different production techniques, automation concepts, introduction of co-cured and co-bonded composite parts, and multi-material integrated joints and inserts. In addition, predictive maintenance will be reinforced by testing intelligent sensor nodes. CARBODIN will also facilitate the design of attractive train interiors by developing a configuration tool based on virtual reality.
Objectives: CARBODIN advocates for a modular tooling to manufacture a wide range of parts of varying size. In addition, the proposed process will combine different production techniques, automation concepts, introduction of co-cured and co-bonded composite parts and multi-material integrated joints and inserts. Besides, predictive maintenance will be reinforced by testing intelligent sensor nodes. Composite materials will also be the core idea for cost-efficient doors with reduced LCC. The creation of modular tooling combined with 3D technology will enable the production of lighter doors with enhanced thermal and acoustic properties in the door and its vicinity. CARBODIN will facilitate the design of attractive train interiors by developing a configuration tool based on virtual reality. This will be complemented by innovative manufacturing tools for interior components. Other strategies for improving cost-effectiveness of manufacturing processes such as the integration of low-volt circuits in panels will be also explored. CARBODIN also aims at improving the performance of the future HMI system through a European survey to identify key interactions such as drivers’ gestures or voices. CARBODIN will benefit from a strong multidisciplinary consortium, made of 14 partners from 7 countries, committed to the mentioned actions towards maximization of the project’s impact.
HIT key role and responsibilities: The development of a holistic customized Structural Health Monitoring by using latest techniques like wireless Acoustic Emission and Wireless accelerometer Sensor Net in order to detect across the car body vibrations and emission caused by failure or upcoming failures. The use of advanced Machine Learning in order not only to provide failure classification but also failure prediction as to minimize time for maintenance. The system monitor detects localizes and predicts possible failures across the car body. Moreover, in the manufacturing process using latest Machine Learning techniques we processed the sensors data used across the manufacturing line to provide early warning on process failure and highest outcome quality.
Dr. Vassilis Kappatos
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