Vision Car

Task Concept of a one-piece vehicle body shell made from textile-reinforced structures
Period 2012
Expertise Conception Design Digital Construction Presentation
Client ITM Dresden

Imagine car body shells weren’t assembled out of hundreds of single pieces but only a one piece body shell, made possible by highly modern, textile structures. Together with the Institute for textile machines and high performance textiles ITM at TU Dresden a conception car was developed that mirrors the current technical state of the institute. What is outstanding the most is the one-piece body shell, made possible by textile-reinforced structures in integral construction. In this project we were especially focusing on implementing realizable technologies and merging these usefully.


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Status of the development

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1.
Node element
Schalle-Rippe-STruktur
2.
 Tray – rib structure
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3.
 Pipe profile with different sections
Spacer
4.
Spacer structure
Rotordeckel
5.
Polar Orthotrop strengthened rotorstructure
Endkonturnahe-Textilsruktur
6.
 Textile strukture- hinges
3DFKV-Struktur
7.
3D-FKV-structure with integrated Insert
Zellulare-Struktur
8.
 Cellular Struktur

Design process

First the volume and shape of the vehicle was defined based on a few characteristic lines and curves. This was the basis for the conception of the car.
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Analysis

With help of CAD-prototypes the single piece body shell could be analyzed and optimized as to bring the specifications of the product in line with its ideal shape.

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ITM-Car-Side
ITM-Car-Front

Lines

The curvated contours together with the alternating convex and concave surfaces give the car a dynamic, streamlined shape. The ergonomics are defined by the narrowing stern, the small rail gauge of the back axle as well as the small front surface.

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