About CARBODIN
Car Body Shells, Doors and Interiors

CARBODIN will improve car body shell manufacture by exploring the possibilities offered by composite materials.

Objectives

CARBODIN advocates for a modular tooling to manufacture a wide range of parts of varying size. In addition, the proposed process will combine different production techniques, automation concepts, introduction of co-cured and co-bonded composite parts and multi-material integrated joints and inserts. Besides, predictive maintenance will be reinforced by testing intelligent sensor nodes.

Composite materials will also be the core idea for cost-efficient doors with reduced LCC. The creation of modular tooling combined with 3D technology will enable the production of lighter doors with enhanced thermal and acoustic properties in the door and its vicinity.

CARBODIN will facilitate the design of attractive train interiors by developing a configuration tool based on virtual reality. This will be complemented by innovative manufacturing tools for interior components. Other strategies for improving cost-effectiveness of manufacturing processes such as the integration of low-volt circuits in panels will be also explored. 

CARBODIN also aims at improving the performance of the future HMI system through a European survey to identify key interactions such as drivers’ gestures or voices.

CARBODIN will benefit from a strong multidisciplinary consortium, made of 14 partners from 7 countries, committed to the mentioned actions towards maximisation of the project’s impact.

Facts and Figures

  • Topic: Advanced Car body shells for railways and light material and innovative doors and train modularity
  • EU Contributions: 3.5 m€
  • Duration: 27 months
  • Project start date: 01/12/2019
  • Project end date: 28/02/2022
  • Partners: 14 partners from 7 countries
  • Project coordinator: FUNDACIO EURECAT
  • H2020-S2RJU-OC-2019
  • Grant agreement n° 881814

Project structure

WP NumberWP TitleLead beneficiary
WP1New tooling for composite car body manufacturing
FUNDACIO EURECAT
WP2Car body Structural Health Monitoring
Systems for Composites and Metal-Composite Interfaces
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
WP3Process automation concepts for Composite Car body ManufacturingASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
WP4Process integrating joint concepts & modular concepts for Composite Car body ManufacturingASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION METALURGICA DEL NOROESTE
WP5New tooling for Composite Door Leaves manufacturingMASATS SA
WP6Solutions for thermal and noise reduction in the neighbourhood of the doorDES ART SP. Z O. O.
WP7Accessibility to passenger trains (ramps, thresholds, gap filler)DICEA
WP8Modular Interior’s concepts and virtual immersive interior design configurator toolRHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
WP9New tooling for Composite interiors manufacturingFORSTER SYSTEM-MONTAGE-TECHNIKSMT GMBH
WP10Innovative Driving cabinUNIVERSITE POLYTECHNIQUE HAUTS- DE-FRANCE
WP11Integrated low volt circuits in panelFUNDACIO EURECAT
WP12Impact boosting activitiesEURNEX e. V.
WP13ManagementFUNDACIO EURECAT

Consortium

CARBODIN_S2R updates

All #CARBODIN partners gathered at the General Assembly (on the 3rd&4th of November) to present and discuss the work done so far. Thank you to all participants!#carbodin,@Shift2Rail_JU,#innovations,#carbody,#euyearofrail,#railresearch

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Ulbricht CG Rail presenting #CARBODIN activities at the #InternationalRailVehicleConference. #Carbodin developments for modular #Carbodydesigns and #costefficient #modular tool concepts for out-of-autoclave #technologies,#Composite pantograph platform.

We present the CARBODIN project! https://youtu.be/A1Dasxlp9jQ
Thank you to all the partners for the great work done so far. @Shift2Rail_JU @aimenct,@eurnex,@Eurecat_news,@SapienzaRoma,@uic,@RWTH_Academy,@UphfOfficiel,@HitCerth,@MasatsRailway,Výzkumný Ústav Železniční,CG Rail,smt.

#carbodin validating the new innovative #accessibility ramp with an artificial intelligence that can monitor the environment and automatically deploys as a Ramp, as a Step or as a Bridge, depending on the situation.#innovations,#carbody,#euyearofrail,#railresearch,@Shift2Rail_JU

#CARBODIN has a new publication online -“An initial acousto-ultrasonic experimental investigation of defects in composite specimens used in the transportation domain”- Have a look!
https://carbodin.eu/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/acousto-ultrasonic_carbodin_paper.pdf
https://carbodin.eu

#CARBODIN and its Second General Assembly is mentioned in the June Newsletter from @Shift2Rail_JU among other interestings news. Have a look.

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Documents and downloads

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An initial acousto-ultrasonic experimental investigation of defects in composite specimens used in the transportation domain

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Human-machine interface in transport systems: an industrial overview for more extended rail applications

Acousto-ultrasonic analysis of defects in composite specimens used in transportation domain

Acousto-ultrasonic analysis of defects in composite specimens used in transportation domain

News & Events

CARBODIN survey #1 on new driving cabins

CARBODIN successfully carried out a survey across Europe investigating the railway staff preferences on new driving cabins and taking into account human factors. The 1689 responses received from drivers, driving instructors, controllers, maintenance members, staff Read more…

Contacts

Project coordinator:
Dr. Simona Neri - FUNDACIO EURECAT
Dissemination:
Mr. Alessio Tardivo - EURNEX e. V.

This project has received funding from the Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 881814 (CARBODIN)

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