According to its strategy for low-emission mobility, the European Union aims to put at least 30 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads by 2030. More climate protection, new markets, less dependence on fossil fuels – mobility is to be rethought. To make transport more climate-friendly, EU measures are being taken to promote jobs, investment and innovation. The Horizon 2020 project of the European Commission ALMA represents one of these measures.
Concentrated Competence: Fraunhofer ITWM Supports With Simulation Expertise
The project brings together nine partners from four countries of the European Union. We contribute our long-standing expertise in the field of efficient multiscale and process simulation of fiber-reinforced composite components. Our customized simulation tools create a digital twin and support the optimization of lightweight structures during vehicle development. This includes the simulation of the forming process of SMC components to calculate the local fiber concentration and fiber orientation with FLUID and the subsequent multiscale simulation of the thermomechanical behavior with FeelMath to predict the strength and damage behavior.