Thrust Area 3:
High Performance Structures and Materials
In order to achieve significant advances in fuel efficiency and mobility for future vehicles, it is critical to deliver vehicle structures that do more with less: that is, structures that feature high durability and provide excellent occupant safety yet are lightweight. The goal of Thrust Area 3 is to develop advanced simulation and optimization methods that can be used during the early design stages of innovative vehicle concepts for reducing weight while also increasing reliability and survivability.
- Advanced Models for Fatigue Life Predictions of Hybrid Electric Vehicle Batteries
- Light Weight Vehicle Structures that Absorb and Direct Destructive Energy Away from the Occupant
- Meta-Material Design for Tank Track Pads
- Development of Simulation Model Validation Framework for RBDO