Advertisement
HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
Homepage>Exhibitors & Products >Light weight automotive rim

Light weight automotive rim

Alfred Wegener Institut

Exhibitor details
Logo Light weight automotive rim

Exhibition stand
Topic: Bionics - Engineering powered by nature

Hall 2, Stand A01

Product description

Reliability is the most important factor for safety components such as car rims. Since rims are unsprung masses it is recommendable to use lightweight components to increase the technical reliability and thus the passengers' safety. Furthermore an aesthetic and interesting exterior leads to an increased driving experience for the customer.

Based on the hull of the marine diatom Arachnoidicus our patented Evolutionary Light Structure Engineering-procedure (short: ELiSE) was used to develop a rim, which perfectly meets the economical and aesthetical requirements of the customers and companies. The rim was specially optimized for the use of fiber-reinforced composites.

Product tests of this innovative developed bionic rim have already certified an excellent power transmission between wheel hub and tire. The novel constructive method using concentric braces which are supported by short braces in the edge regions leads to an effective stress distribution over the entire rim. The alignment of fibers in stress-direction during multiple production-steps further increases the wheels stability. Using ELiSE for an improved usage of material led to a weight reduction of 20 % while still providing the same structural stability.

Product website

All products offered by this exhibitor

ELiSE Engineering

Wide spectrum of engineering servicesread more

ELiSE Concept

Radically new concepts inspired by nature's lightweight structuresread more

ELiSE AM

ELiSE AM reveals the full potential of bionic lightweight structuresread more

ELiSE Consulting

Knowledge of methods and processes in the field of lightweight designread more

ELiSE Lightweight Design

A systematic product development process for bionic lightweight designread more

PremiereR&D-Project

Bionic A-pillar inlay

High performance A-pillar inlay using additive manufacturing with ELiSread more

R&D-Project

ELiSE Bionic Bike Additive Manufacturing

Ultra lightweight design Bike - Developed by ELiSE Lightweigtread more

ELiSE Lightweight Additive Manufacturing

ELiSE Lightweight ¿ Product Development for Additive Manufacturingread more

Light weight automotive rim

Reliability is the most important factor for safety components such as car rims. Since rims are unsprung masses it is recommendable to use lightweight components to increase the technical reliability and thus the passengers' safety. Furthermore an aesthetic and interesting exterior leads to an increased ...read more

Orthopedic cast

In medical engineering low weight, high stability and air permeability are highly important for orthopedic casts treating bone fractures and other injuries as well as for orthoses, which need to be worn long-term. They require a low weight, high stability and air permeability. Our honeycombed fractal ...read more

Lightweight pavilion

In architecture lightweight construction is advantageous in a variety of fields such as the development of mobile buildings or front structures. As construction materials concrete or fiber composites are particularly suitable as they allow almost any arbitrary structure. In lightweight construction complex ...read more

Offshore foundation

Within the scope of the increasing need of regenerative energy, the development of foundation structures for offshore areas such as multi-megawatt-wind-turbines becomes more and more important. Within these structures steel needs to be used very efficiently to enhance the cost-effectiveness of innovative ...read more

Yacht Engineering

Lightweight construction is of great importance for the development of high-performance yachts. A light yacht exhibiting the same structural stability, but at a reduced weight compared to other yachts has the advantage that it displaces less water and thus also has a reduced water resistance leading ...read more

Stored items

0

Server communication error: Item could not be saved.