Lightweight design

Numerical systems analysis, lifetime assessment, type testing

Lightweight design is an important approach to reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emission in vehicles and transport systems during the use phase. However, it is the holistic ecological approach that highlights ways to sustainably reduce the burden on the climate and the environment, particularly with electric vehicles which cause no CO2 emission during operation. Resource-efflcient lightweight design therefore requires extensive methodological expertise. This has always been the work philosophy of Fraunhofer LBF because for mecharncal engineenng products, particularly safety-relevant components, lightweight design is inconceivable without structural durability. Further information on the LBF website