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eLiQuiD concluded: Promoting multidisciplinary junior scientists

A solid, multidisciplinary combination of NVH, lightweight design and electrification of the powertrain - this is the result of the Marie-Curie-project „eLiQuiD“, which was brought to conclusion this September after four years of research. VIRTUAL VEHICLE and the Belgian University KU Leuven were involved in the project and supported junior scientists from all over Europe.

The eLiQuiD project („Best Engineering Training in Electric, Lightweight and Quiet Driving“)  was conduced in the context of the FP7 Initial Training networks, a so called “Marie Curie Action” - Europe's most active Research Fellowship Program.

As part of eLiQuiD, four doctoral students worked on dissertations relevant also to industrial partners:

  • NVH analysis and optimisation of lightweight structures
  • Dynamic source modeling of electric vehicle components
  • Flexible Multibody simulation for EV-systems
  • Design of multi-material joints/structures

In addition, overlapping areas of interest were identified with the project GRESIMO, leading to a mutually beneficial exchange of information.  Joint publications and further EU-backed research projects are planned.

Project highlights

Best practice: In November 2013, a BBC film crew visited VIRTUAL VEHICLE for producing a promotional spot for the European Union. The spot, featuring the eLiQuiD project, is expected to attract more attention from industrial players regarding the EU’s Marie-Curie-program. Movie

Book: „eLiQuiD - Best Engineering Training in Electric, Leightweight and Quiet Driving“ summarizes the results and achievements of the project. Book