Systematic electrification of conventionally powered high emitting construction equipment

Ecological awareness is growing in society and companies are increasingly incorporating ecological sustainability into their business activities. There are far-reaching sustainability potentials here; for example, the electrification of previously conventionally operated devices can make an important contribution to reducing emissions.

However, when integrating the new drive technology into existing products, technology-specific properties are today often simply adapted to the existing product in order to minimize risk, which means that innovation potential is not fully exploited. Especially in electrification, it is crucial to consider the application in the product when designing electrical machines.

In order to support developers in finding the optimal electrification concept for their application, a modular and adaptable software environment for the electrification of conventionally driven large-scale equipment is to be developed. This software environment links the departmental, simulation and system models with each other and is intended to identify innovation and optimization potential during the development process and promote interdisciplinary exchange between the development partners. Within the scope of the research project, the software environment will be validated using an electric vibratory plate as an example. Here, requirement models are abstracted from existing concepts and transferred into a functional model for an electrified machine. From this, a detailed parameter model is created in the course of development, so that from this moment on, one can speak of a digital twin. This ensures that the above-mentioned potentials can be used.

The project is divided into 7 work packages (WP):

WP 1: Requirements elicitation

WP 2: Development of software environment

WP 3: Transfer software environment

WP 4: Verification of software environment

WP 5: Validation

WP 6: Deployment

WP 7: Project management and documentation


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