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Heim, R.:
Structural Durability. Methods and Concepts : Enabling Cost and Mass Efficient Products
Cham: Springer Nature, 2020 (Structural Integrity 17)
ISBN: 978-3-030-48172-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-030-48173-5 (Online)
ISBN: 978-3-030-48174-2
ISBN: 978-3-030-48175-9
Book Article
Fraunhofer LBF ()

Sustainability is a widely used, yet new degree subject that attempts to bridge social science with future technologies. Often, we think about reducing carbon emissions and protecting the environment, while driving innovation and not compromising the way of life we are used to live. For transport and mobility, we have to look for systems and solutions which provide a much better eco-friendliness than everything what we did in the past. But it is not only about electric vehicles and renewable fuel sources: Transportation is much about lightweighting and energy efficiency too. Hence, there is a strong need for methods and concepts to design ready to manufacture, lightweight, yet durable enough to withstand the rigors of challenging use. In the first chapter of this book, emphasis is placed on the impact of lightweight design for energy savings in transportation that is the hidden background of structural durability.