Project Description


Development of new tests and computer simulation methodologies with the aim of predicting the life of the electric vehicle chassis components and selecting optimal materials.

The Fatigue4Light project works on the application of new materials adapted to chassis requirements, such as advanced high-strength steels, special automotive stainless steels, high-strength aluminium alloys and metal-polymer hybrid materials. The innovation of the project manages to reduce the weight of the vehicle chassis up to 30% compared to more innovative solutions and up to 40% compared to some existing applications, taking into account aspects of eco-design and circular economy.

The results obtained during the project will be very useful to optimise the selection of new materials but will also allow reducing the implementation time of these solutions. More specifically, it is expected to reduce the development time of new lightweight components and increase the efficiency of the design stage.

Fatigue4Light counts with the participation of the Metal and Ceramic Materials Unit of Eurecat which is in charge of the development of new tests, with the participation of the Advanced Manufacturing Systems Unit of Eurecat which is in charge of the performance monitoring of the new chassis parts and with the participation of the Waste, Energy and Environmental (WEEI) Unit of Eurecat which is in charge of the application of circular economy and eco-design aspects.

The consortium of the project is formed by the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), the Research and Innovation Centre of Sweden (RISE), the Lulea University of Technology, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Politecnico di Torino, ArcelorMittal, Profilglass, Aperam, Centre Ricerche Fiat (CRF), MW, Composite Service Europe, Gestamp and the Spanish Association for Standardisation UNE.



General details


Fatigue4Light – Fatigue modelling and fast testing methodologies to optimize part design and to boost lightweight materials deployment in chassis parts.

Project reference 

H2020-LC-GV-2020 – 101006844

Programme and call for tender

Project funded by the call LC-GV-06-2020 of Horizon 2020 program and subprogram SC4-Smart, green & integrated transport from the European Union.

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