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.
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||48th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CIRP CMS 2015: Key Enabling Technologies for the Factories of the Future - Naples, Italy|
Duration: 24 Jun 2015 → 26 Jun 2015
Conference number: 48
- Multi-level simulation
- Energy efficiency
- Hybrid lightweight design