The Convergence of Composites and Topology Optimization, Ushering in the Next Era of Lightweight Structures
Due to increasing environmental requirements, efficient storage of drive energy in the form of electricity and hydrogen in mobile applications is becoming increasingly relevant. Carbon fiber composites will play a major role in this context.
Heavy batteries are used to store electricity. Here, the heavy battery can be partially compensated through lightweight housing. While thick-walled and thus heavy high-pressure vessels are used to store hydrogen. In both applications, carbon fiber composite materials can be used to save weight and thus play a decisive role in the implementation of both electric and fuel cell vehicles.
Both applications are currently being developed by the HF (Jiangsu) Advanced Composite Technology Center Co., Ltd (ACTC) as part of the Hengrui Corporation (HRC) and will brought to mass production according to individual customer requirements.