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Memorias de investigación
Proyecto de I+D+i:
OPERA4FEV: OPerating RAck For Full-Electric Vehicle
Áreas de investigación

To improve deployment of electrical vehicles in Europe, large scale production processes for Rack, cells and electrical components need to be developed. The OPERA4FEV project aims to develop a cost effective innovative thermoplastic battery rack, able to integrate any type of cylindrical cells. The solution proposed by OPERA4FEV project, adaptable to any Full Electric Vehicle model, will indeed integrate electrical, hydraulic connections and component housing to reduce cost assembly. In order to show the relevance of the solution and meet strong industrial benefits, the rack will be integrated on two functional demonstrators.
The whole value chain will be addressed, including the eco-design (dismantling and recycling of critical materials), assembly/integration and production of cells and electrical components. As safety of the on-board battery in electric, hybrid, and plug-in vehicles is of paramount importance to the international automakers, OPERA4FEV will pay particular attention to the evaluate the effects of the rack characteristics regarding vehicle crash safety, and will focus on the potential risks for the vehicle and its occupants in case of failure of one or more batteries. To sum up, the main innovations of the OPERA4FEV project are : Thermoplastic rack integrating the electrical and hydraulic connections ; use of thermoplastic pultruded reinforcements, infrared welding for plastic part assembly ; improved regulation and heat transfer ; use of recycled material ; recycling and End of Life ; weight reduction ; Life Cycle Assesment ; reduction of number of components ; maintain the cells in the rack reversibly and lighter with robust tightness ; establish fast connections.

Tipo de proyecto
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Entidad financiadora
Comisión Europea
Nacionalidad Entidad
Tamaño de la entidad
Fecha concesión
Esta actividad pertenece a memorias de investigación
  • Director: Luis Martinez Saez (UPM)
  • Participante: Jose Maria Lopez Martinez (UPM)
  • Participante: Enrique Alcala Fazio (UPM)
  • Participante: Antonio García Álvarez (UPM)
  • Participante: Manuel Espantaleón Ruiz (UPM)
  • Participante: Angel Luis Martin Lopez (UPM)
  • Participante: Daniel Arribas Mantelli (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: No seleccionado
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto Universitario de Investigación del Automóvil (INSIA)
  • Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Inv. en Seguridad e Impacto Medioambiental de Vehículos y Transportes (GIVET)
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica y de Fabricación
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