To meet tailpipe emission regulations, car manufacturers are extending their Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) offering and developing dedicated new platforms. However, the crash management of BEVs is particularly challenging with more energy to absorb due to the extra weight of the battery. To keep the vehicle occupants safe, ArcelorMittal’s steel solutions help to ensure the battery pack is well-protected, so that fire and explosions are avoided.
The BEV steel solutions that will be presented are both cost-effective and lightweight. In addition to meeting weight, safety and cost challenges, sustainability is another important goal. A possible future switch from tailpipe emissions to a life cycle assessment (LCA) approach will have a direct impact on material strategies for the body-in-white, with steel clearly the optimal material.
ArcelorMittal has now studied these challenges in a generic S-in motion® engineering project focused on BEVs. The central unit parts like rockers and seat cross-members are key to keeping the integrity of the HV battery and to ensure the safety of the passengers. In this webinar ArcelorMittal will demonstrate how the properties of the 2nd generation Press Hardened steels like Usibor® 2000 & Ductibor® 1000 and the MartINsite® 1500 offer for roll forming can bring robust solutions to cope with the severe conditions of the side pole test from the EuroNCAP protocol.
In this webinar, ArcelorMittal:
- Present their steel solution for HV battery shields to keep high level protection of cells during bottom intrusions
- Demonstrate how MartINsite® 1500 can match the weight and performance of aluminium solutions for this application.
- Show the cost comparison of their steel solution compared with the benchmark.
- Demonstrate the sustainability of their steel solution through LCA analysis while considering both average and decarbonized scenarios with ArcelorMittal’s XCarb® actions in their pathway towards carbon neutral steel.
Gilson Donya, Project Manager, ArcelorMittal
Gilson Donya has worked for ArcelorMittal Global R&D for over eight years. As a mechanical engineer with a strong experience in stiffness & crash simulations for automotive projects. Today, as Project manager in the automotive steel solution design department, he was in charge of the S-in motion® B-segment BEV development.
Jérôme Favero, Head of Automotive Steel Solutions, ArcelorMittal
Jérôme Favero has worked in ArcelorMittal Global R&D for 11 years. Today, as Head of Automotive Steel Solutions, he is in charge of piloting engineering and Global R&D activities for generic automotive solutions and customer supports, including sustainability and additive manufacturing.
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