LEVIS Blog – Testing and Validation Methods for LEVIS demonstrators

Apr 26, 2022

As reported in our last blog, the Specification Report of the LEVIS demonstrators has recently been completed. This report describes the key requirements for producing a component with new features and serves as a guideline during the demonstrator development process. After reaching this important milestone, the LEVIS team has been working on the definition of the validation method that will be carried out on the manufactured components.

 

Why do we need a validation method?

Companies in the automotive industry must fulfil high quality standards that meet the needs of the sector but also high quality and legal requirements while keeping production costs at a minimum. With that in mind, automotive components must be carefully tested and validated, to prevent any problem that could occur during the manufacturing process or phase of use. Considering the innovative materials and processes that will be developed in LEVIS, this stage is critical to facilitate the implementation of the developed sustainable solution results in the industry.

 

Physical and virtual testing methodology of automotive components established

The Validation Method Report was completed in collaboration between the lead partner of the task, Leartiker, and the industrial partners Marelli, Tofas, Yesilova and Mersen, closely supported by the rest of the LEVIS team. Required physical and virtual testing to meet the defined specifications has been established. Also, a logistic and economic feasibility analysis will be carried out in order to evaluate the fabrication process from an industrial point of view.

 

What’s next?

Now that requirements and validation of the components have been set as a reference, the development of new designs continues to create sustainable and innovative solutions for the LEVIS demonstrators: a suspension control arm, a battery holding set and a steering column carrier group of the cross car beam. Our goal: to design, develop and construct lightweight components based on recycled and recyclable multi-materials for electric vehicles.

 

CONTACT

Blanca Lekube
Researcher & Project Manager | Leartiker SCoop.
+34 946 16 90 89
blekube@leartiker.com