The project focuses on new lightweight materials and technologies. The evaluation of CO2 savings is carried out over the entire duration of the project, which means that even in the product design phase, development is targeted with the focus on reducing climate and environmental impact. New construction techniques and variants, such as combining and relocating thermal and mechanical functionalities, serve to reduce manufacturing effort and system mass. Both the CO2 reduction via integral manufacturing processes and also during the use phase as a result of mass reduction provide a contribution to the promotional policy goal of greenhouse gas reduction.
Research is being conducted into new materials such as thermally activated in-tumescent fire-protection coatings, epoxy resin tapes specially developed for the tape-laying process and tolerance-compensating heat-conducting mats, new integral manufacturing technologies such as the production of aluminum foam sandwiches with integrated cooling structures, the integration of cooling channels into load-bearing structures by casting, and new design techniques that combine these materials and technologies in a resource-efficient and application-oriented manner, e.g. through load-path-optimized fiber composites and topology optimization.
Funded by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy based on a resolution of the German Parliament