Multi-level Modeling and Simulation of Manufacturing Systems for Lightweight Automotive Components

Malte Schönemann*, Christopher Schmidt, Christoph Herrmann, Sebastian Thiede

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Hybrid lightweight parts aim at improving the economical and ecological performance of automobiles by reducing weight and, consequently, CO2 emissions. The environmental advantageousness requires careful attention during the car's design phase to prevent problem shifting from use phase into production. Due to the degree of novelty of hybrid components, reliable data about energy and resource demands in production is not yet available. This work presents a multi-level simulation framework for coupling models from different disciplines in order to derive LCA-relevant data. Exemplarily, a discrete-event process chain simulation is connected with a physical process model for a forming process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1049-1054
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event48th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2015: Key Enabling Technologies for the Factories of the Future - Naples, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201526 Jun 2015
Conference number: 48


  • Multi-level simulation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Hybrid lightweight design


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