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Tuesday, June 1 • 17:40 - 18:00
Application of Biomimetic Methodology as a Project Tool for Innovation in Structural Components Using Composite Materials for Road Transport

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• high performance composite
• biomimicry
• commercial vehicles

Biomimetics is a systematic research tool related to biological mechanisms, their systems and subsystems, which allows the interaction of design parameters with the natural characteristics of the analyzed elements. Studies related to this subject have show that nature has evolutionary characteristics in solutions analogous to what man finds when designing a product. Thus, we can infer that by employing this tool in product design, we will have a flow of innovation with levels of design disruption.
Faced to the megatrends of innovation, such as electrification, composite materials are gaining more space due to their possibility of complex geometries, structural arrangement conducive to environmental demands and the mixing of raw materials in the formation of a single piece. Such versatility and diversity of production processes allow the composites to reach strength levels higher than those currently available for automotive industry, but with a reduced mass.
Regarding the application of the method in vehicles and implements intended for the transportation of cargo and passengers, it is possible to obtain structural correlations that allow the optimization of components and subsets, making them simpler, lighter and with characteristics that enhance their use. In this context, the present work approaches, through the biomimetic methodology applied to the mobility sector, an optimized structural subset design case, using high performance composite material, subjected to dynamic loading, submitted to real tests on track and bench (seismic base), reproducing random signals from traffic.

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
avatar for Eduardo TENDE

Eduardo TENDE

Development engineer, STE Parts
With more than 10 years of experience working on product development in the mobility industry, he is a co-founder of STE Parts, a start-up focused on developing innovative solutions using composite materials.
avatar for Joel BOARETTO


Innovation Manager, Centro Tecnológico Randon
Innovation manager of Randon group acting for 24 years in the automotive industry. Graduated in math and physics, post graduate in process engineer, master degree in mechanical engineer and PhD in materials engineer focusing in composite materials.

Tuesday June 1, 2021 17:40 - 18:00 CEST
Conferences (Hall 6 - Room 611)