Hydrogen and electric vehicles are competing to replace traditional ICE vehicles. Both technologies offer a path towards a greener future, but challenges related to safety, performance and robustness remain. Organizations are under considerable pressure to accelerate time to market. Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) is recognized as an important tool in testing the performance of components used in both technologies. An automobile is a dynamic system that contains a wide variety of materials that wear and fatigue over the lifetime of the vehicle regardless of how it is powered. This webinar will survey published works from clients in France, Italy and the USA highlighting the use of DMA in bringing electric and hydrogen vehicles to market. For example in the case of EVs, failure of separator components in the batteries during crashes or multiple charge cycles is important. Similarly, thin films components like proton exchange membranes in hydrogen-powered cars are also a component to focus mechanical testing on. The dynamic strain applied during vehicle operation may cause a failure point that is dangerous for the hydrogen vehicle operator. It is also important to consider changing design considerations for tires that provide the desired mechanical and grip properties with new propulsion methods. Join us online to learn how Metravib’s line of dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) instruments can provide insight into characterizing the fatigue properties of components in bringing electric and hydrogen vehicles to market faster and with greater confidence.
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