HANNOVER MESSE 2018,
23 - 27 April
Alfred Wegener Institut
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.
Bionics - Engineering powered by nature
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Investigation of natural vibrations and lightweight design potential of different lattice and honeycomb structures
This project investigates to which extent bio-inspired ...
ELiSE Engineering offers you a wide spectrum of engineering services.
A strong interaction within the areas of construction, calculation and
optimization forms a ...
Sooner or later continuously improved components can reach the limit
of their potential for optimization. We offer the development of radically
new concepts by finding ...
A successful implementation of your product with additive manufacturing requires a close connection between design and production processes. ELiSE AM reveals the ...
The knowledge of methods and processes in the field of lightweight designs
is our core competency. With ELiSE Consulting we would like to support
your business with ...
Our Team is comprised of talented bionics experts and creative engineers,
combines technical competence with efficient solutions created by nature
and leads you ...
We present revolutionary development methods for additive manufacturing for the first time. Please visit us to see the Bionic Bike and the development process ELiSE for additive manufacturing.
The product development process for products produced with additive manufacturing processes.
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