29 July 2014 20:33

BASF „Best Use Of Fiber Reinforced Plastic“ - Finalists and Judging Schedule

Category: Competition, 2014, FSC Award, FSE Award

High performance plastics are a very sophisticated form of chemicals and have a large variety. They can contain different types of fibers, fiber lengths, additives and polymers. By varying all these parameters, high performance plastics can be designed to specifically fulfill the requirements of the target application. In order to do so, BASF develops and produces glass and carbon fiber reinforced plastics and applies elaborate computational methods to design plastic parts with optimum properties. Lowest possible weight, high performance, good acoustics and the option for functional integration are only some of the features distinguishing fiber-reinforced plastics from all other materials in automotive construction. However, the use and design of plastic parts is a complex task and requires a lot of specialized knowledge about the material and its characteristics. That is why BASF works closely together with all renowned car manufacturers world-wide to implement more and more plastic parts in future cars and is thus involved in the design process of a car already in an early stage.
We are very eager to see, how you, the students, use all your skills to show interesting and innovative parts made of fiber reinforced plastics in the Formula Student Germany competition 2014.
That is why BASF as The Chemical Company award a prize for the “Best Use of Fiber Reinforced Plastic”. This year the following teams were invited to present their knowledge in the finals at the Hockenheimring.

FSC Teams

C065 Karlsruhe, KIT

FSE Teams

E026 Stuttgart, U
E033 Zurich, ETH
E041 Wien, TU
E056 Darmstadt, U
E096 Zwickau, UAS

The finals will take place in the FSG Forum on Thursday, 1st August 2014. You will find the official schedule in the attached pdf or showcase in Hockenheim.

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