Ontology-based interoperable workflows for the development and optimization of steel materials for component use: from sheet metal production to crash safety

Project runtime: 01.02.2021 – 31.01.2024

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From steel sheet to crash safety with innovative digital strategies

The StahlDigital project is developing new digital strategies for steel materials. It looks at the production of the material (the steel itself), the processing procedures and the design of the finished components so that they can be developed more quickly and more accurately in the future. Novel methods of digital knowledge and data processing are used here. The aim of the project is to develop and establish an application-specific knowledge network using the example of the process chain of two sheet steel materials. To this end, software tools for flexible process sequences in simulations and tests are being created. The performance of these tools will be demonstrated using industrial application scenarios in the context of the development and optimisation of sheet steel for car body components. The entire manufacturing process from semi-finished product production to component production and component properties (crash safety) is included. The project results lay the foundations for the accelerated introduction of new materials and processes in the product development of sheet metal components. Development times and costs can thus be reduced. Due to the transfer-ability of the project results, especially via the MaterialDigital platform, materials research as well as the production and processing of materials with digital methods, concepts and processes will be strengthened in the long term.