The ALIVE main approach is to combine innovation-driving advances beyond the state-of-the-art
as regards economically-viable, high-volume manufacturing of lightweight components introducing
innovation in the assembly process (ie. joining technologies) and testing and simulation capabilities
by developing a holistic environment for production, usage and crashworthiness assessment, combined
within a full vehicle Design Research approach where all these building blocks are integrated into
an innovative design solution. Through this interaction between advanced design and materials & manufacturing
research present in ALIVE, both disciplines will be developed to a degree which will be demonstrated
through the realization of a highly innovative vehicle incorporating highly advanced materials and their
respective manufacturing technologies in a real context. Thus the dialogue between design and materials/manufacturing
research will be developed both the virtual (simulation) and the experimental (testing & validation) platform.
By running in parallel, both testing and simulation capabilities will advance.
ALIVE - SEAM
The ALIVE project is co-funded by the European Community's 7th Framework Programme.