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

📣Have you read the latest newsletter of our @CARBODIN_S2R project?

Find out about the development of sensor networks that will allow minimising maintenance costs of future carbodies without compromises for #rail #passenger safety.

🔗https://bit.ly/3xjMrme

Discover our last projects➡️ @Domminio_H2020 @InComEss_eu #ECOCLIP #RETPAIR @Carbo4P #ELADINE @EUProject_LEVIS #Albatross @INEDIT6 #CAELESTIS @GecoProject @ACHIEF42681668 #BIOMAC @LIFEGREENADAPT1 #CARBONGREEN #AMBIENCE #REDONDO #LAY2FORM @CARBODIN_S2R #MULTIFAL #WELDER

📢6 Proyectos de #materialescompuestos en la #RevistaAEMAC. El 3er #Monográfico de los #AsociadosAEMAC, bajo los programas:

#CleanSky2 – LPA-IADP-WP1.2.5, #BEDYN,
#Shif2Rail – #PIVOT, #PIVOT2 y @CARBODIN_S2R
#H2020 – @AIRPOXY y #FIBRE4YARDS @cimne

https://bit.ly/3a0JfCx

CARBODIN in the latest @EURail_JU Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/rail-research.europa.eu/march2022newsletter

A new scientific paper: “Application of Forward Error Correction (FEC) Codes in Wireless Acoustic Emission Structural Health Monitoring on Railway Infrastructures” Dr. Evangelos D Spyrou, Dr. Vassilios Kappatos (HIT), (CERTH)
https://lnkd.in/duj8PVzP

CARBODIN consortium is proud to summarize the project activities and present our final newsletter .https://carbodin.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/CARBODIN_FinalNewsletter.pdf

Registrations for the very first #EU_Rail Info Day are now open.

The event will give you an overview of the aims of our R&I programme & introduce you to the possibilities to get involved in ensuring #rail is the preferred #mobility choice in 🇪🇺.

🗓️16/03

https://bit.ly/3HEkszc

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Documents and downloads

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CARBODIN Final Newsletter

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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

Deliverables

Del Rel. NoTitleDescriptionLead Beneficiary
D12.2Project impact assessmentTargets analysis, KPIs identification and application to innovations proposed for the various components by other WPs and suggestions for improved standards.DICEA
D12.3Economic Appraisal of CARBODIN solutionsCost-benefit analysis of all the CARBODIN solutions proposed throughout the 11 WS. At month 12, the methodology for cost and LCC analysis will be released, to be used by all WS.CERTH
D12.4Plan for Dissemination and Exploitation of Results (PEDR)Report containing the summary of all the dissemination activities, as well as exploitation and IPR rules and agreements for activities after the project. At month 6 a dissemination plan will be setup.EUT
D12.5Report on year 1 CARBODIN demonstratorsthis report will contain all the publishable information from the WS deliverables related to demonstrators: D6.2, D7.1, D9.2. Partners involved in the confidential deliverables will select which information to disclose and make public, and deliver it to the D12.5 leader.EURNEX
D12.6Report on year 2 CARBODIN demonstratorsthis report will contain all the publishable information from the WS deliverables related to demonstrators: D1.2, D2.3, D3.3, D4.4, D5.3, D7.3, D8.3, D8.4, D9.3, D10.2, D11.2. Partners involved in the confidential deliverables will select which information to disclose and make public, and deliver it to the D12.6 leader.EURNEX

News & Events

CARBODIN videos

Rail is the most sustainable mode of transport in Europe. For the next generation of passenger trains to be successful, innovative and affordable solutions are needed. In this context, the Shift2Rail project CARBODIN belonging to Read more…

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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