HANNOVER MESSE 2019,
01 - 05 April
Alfred Wegener Institut
The extraordinary forces experienced during rollover accidents call for high performance stiffening structures, especially within the A-pillar of convertibles. The next generation A-pillar inlay has been developed with Volkswagen Osnabrück using the ELiSE lightweight design process.
During the design process, topology optimization results serve as a basis for the algorithmic structure generation. The design is subsequently adapted to the loads using parametric optimization techniques.
The use of additive manufacturing allows for complex structures featuring function and part integration, minimum weight, high mechanical strenght and therefore a maximum of safety and reliability.
In cooperation with Volkswagen Osnabrück GmbH.
Bionics - Engineering powered by nature
Investigation of natural vibrations and lightweight design potential of different lattice and honeycomb structures
This project investigates to which extent bio-inspired ...
Plankton forms the basis of the food chain in pelagic ecosystems.
Many planktonic organisms have distinct, highly specialized forms that have evolved over the course ...
The complex, irregular lightweight structures of marine planktonic organisms are highly robust towards variable mechanical challenges in their environment. Technically ...
- AWI cooperates closely with ELISE GmbH, which in turn is a spin-off of the institute.
- ELISE focuses on software development in the field of Generative Engineering.
Development of a modular sample inlet system for sensors by bionic structure optimization and additive manufacturing.
Established sample inlet systems with low ...
In medical engineering low weight, high stability and air permeability are highly important for orthopedic casts treating bone fractures and other injuries as well ...