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Body | Dipl.-Ing. Kristian Seidel

CAMISMA: a lightweight seat structure based on thermoplastic FRP

Innovative materials with good weight-specific and mechanical properties as well as the appropriate use of materials in construction are essential to develop efficient vehicles with low emissions.

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Body | Dipl.-Ing. Kristian Seidel

Material modeling and qualification

FEM calculations with an implicit time integration allow the analysis of stiffness and eigenmodes of vehicle bodies including different concepts for structural optimization, whereas the explicit time integration is used to evaluate temporarily dynamic loading conditions.

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Body | Dipl.-Ing. Kristian Seidel

epsilon: a lightweight body structure for a small electric vehicle

Within the EU-funded project “epsilon”, fka as project coordinator was responsible for creating the concept for the entire vehicle, the package and the structure in CAD.

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Body | Dipl.-Ing. Kristian Seidel

Crash-deformable battery systems

The energy storage is mostly positioned in those areas in vehicles, which are most unlikely to be deformed during a crash. These areas however are limited and therefore also limit the maximum battery capacity and the range of the vehicle.