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Lightweight load-bearing components for a new gas tank concept

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Within the scope of the lead project “Lightweight Load-Bearing Components Demonstrated in the Form of a Gas Tank” sponsored by the federal state of Baden-Württemberg, a honeycomb tank for CNG-powered vehicles was developed. The consortium consisted of the companies Krauss Maffei, Eon Ruhrgas, Schneider Form, IAV and Gasversorgung Süddeutschland GmbH. The research partners were the DLR Institute of Vehicle Concepts, the DLR Institute of Structures and Design and the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology.

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Schöll, R., Kriescher, M., Kopp, G. et al. Lightweight load-bearing components for a new gas tank concept. ATZ Worldw 110, 52–58 (2008).

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