How to select materials for the next-generation lightweight bus
Framing the future with stainless steel
The vital demands for passenger safety, comfort and alternative powertrain technologies tend to add weight to a bus. This is a challenge, as reducing weight is precisely the key to energy efficiency. How can you optimize the weight of a bus with the right materials and choices in frame design? In our webinar, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klemens Rother presents some exciting results from a joined project with the aim to minimize structural weight while keeping material and manufacturing costs at a minimum.
Key topics in the webinar:
- Introduction to high-strength stainless steels for lightweight buses
- Simulation project introduction and results by Professor Klemens Rother
- Discussion on the opportunities for bus body designs
- Questions and answers, also joining Dr. Werner Pohl from FCMS
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klemens Rother
Professor at Munich University of Applied SciencesLinkedin profile
Dr. Werner Pohl
Managing Director at Fast Concept Modelling & Simulation GmbHLinkedin profile
Dr. Werner Pohl has passed a study in theoretical physics. During his professional work he devoted most of the time to the evolution of virtual product development. The current work at FCMS in Munich, Germany, focuses on the seamless interaction between CAD and CAE on the basis of CAD geometry as implemented in the development of the Fast Concept Modeller software solution.
Dr. Barbara Mundt
Manager, Product and Application Sustainability, Advanced Materials
Barbara is responsible for sustainability within Business Line Advanced Materials. She drives and coordinates activities towards product and application specific sustainability impact and focuses on improvement of product related sustainability.