Development of a new rear axle – DAF Trucks

Development of a new rear axle – DAF Trucks 2017-06-23T15:35:42+00:00

Project Description

Objectives:

  • To achieve 15-20% weight reduction of the rear axle.
  • To achieve 30-40% reduction of friction losses.

 

M2i project:

2 Proto axles produced: 17% weight gain (65kg) and 28% reduction of losses (~1% Fuel Efficiency)

Implementation in Testing phase

  • New axles include design changes proposed by M2i
  • Target CO2 reduction: 30kton CO2/yr

 

Industrial benefits:

  • Reduction of significant losses in rear axle (3% fuel efficiency)
  • Complex interdependent design
  • Many conventional manufacturing processes

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