The results within the DOMUS project have been divided in 9 different categories, please click the category to view the available reports.
Most of the reports are confidential (CO), in those cases only a public summary is available, which can be quite short.
An overview of reports marked as public can also be found here on the CORDIS Website of the EC.
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- Determination of user’s perception and requirements of comfort and cabin energy requirements
- Advanced Cabin Design and Virtual Assessment implementation and testing of the different solutions at the full vehicle level
- Cabin thermal insulation solutions
- Cabin low thermal inertia components and system
- Advanced systems and components and their control
- Implementation and testing of the different solutions at the full vehicle level
- Communication, dissemination and preparative exploitation
- Management, administration and technical coordination
- Ethics requirements
1. Determination of user’s perception and requirements of comfort and cabin energy requirements
- Priority Factors for Estimating Comfort by COV (CO)
A priority ordering of comfort factors based on the initial work on development of a holistic comfort model. This deliverable will be used by WP5.
- Assessment Framework for Energy Efficient Vehicle Cabin Comfort by COV (PU)
This document aims to provide a basis for assessing a car cabin system in terms of comfort, energy use and safety. It comprises: A set of scenarios including typical driving scenarios along with corner cases; the definition of the fitness function; the target user experience definition; a description of the assessment method; and the distribution of energy requirements for EV users.
- Holistic Passenger Comfort Model for Vehicles by TME (PU)
The document aims to provide a basis for assessing passenger comfort in a holistic model that quantifies comfort and includes base thermal comfort complemented by other factors, such as acoustic noise, seating comfort, interior lighting.
- 3D Model for Simulating Thermal and Acoustic Behaviour of Car Cabins by IKA (PU) A full version can be found here.
The deliverable will consist of a 3D thermal model of the car cabin, including thermal manikin, that can be used to assess the effect on thermal comfort of different thermal comfort systems (such as, heating panels or additional vents). The deliverable will also include a separate 3D model of the acoustics of the cabin.
- Efficient Cabin Model for Simulating Thermal and Acoustic Behaviour of Car Cabins by COV (PU)
This deliverable will provide an efficient implementation of a 1D cabin model that can be used to rapidly assess the cabin comfort. This will be used by WP2 and WP6.
2. Advanced Cabin Design and Virtual Assessment implementation and testing of the different solutions at the full vehicle level
- Innovative Methodology for the Virtual Assessment of Novel EV Cabin Designs and Technological Interventions by VIF (CO)
The deliverable describes a plan for the methodological design and evaluation of multi-dimensionally optimized electrical vehicle cabin designs and technological interventions.
- Approach and Results of User Centred Design of Novel Cabin Design Models through Disruptive Approaches by VIF (CO)
The deliverable describes the final approach that was selected to create multi-dimensionally optimized electrical vehicle cabin designs in a user centred way. Also the resulting designs are described. A subset of the deliverable will contain results that can be publicly distributed.
- Results of Virtual Assessment of Novel Cabin Designs by COV (CO)
The deliverable describes the results of the virtual assessment of the novel cabin designs.
- Modular full scale mock-up by IDIADA (PU)
The deliverable consists of a modular full scale mock-up.
3. Cabin thermal insulation solutions
- Benchmark analysis results of the main contributors to the heating up of the cabin and/or thermal losses providing a detailed list of requirements and performance specifications by HUTCH (PU)
The holistic benchmark analysis (based on the reference vehicle – CRF and TME) will provide a detailed list of requirements and performance specifications which need to be met by the solutions developed within WP 2. The compiled data on component level will also be provided Task 1.3 and Task 1.4 as reference and for validation purpose.
- Report describing a deposition concept to produce coated antifog windshield and first estimation of a production cost by LIST (CO)
Durable anti-fogging nanocomposite coating on windshield using a safe, efficient and cost-effective AP-PECVD process. Report describing a deposition concept to produce coated anti-fog windshield and first estimation of a production cost.
- Roofs combining Phase Change Materials (PCMs) and Vacuum Insulation Panels (VIPs) and Report describing why, how and what by HUTCH (CO)
Thermally Insulating subsytem based on an insulating organic aerogel technology with very low thermal conductivity (< 7 mW/(m·K)) combined with PCMs formulation based on graphite as an additive with very good thermal properties as a very high thermal conductivity and a very strong capacity for energy absorption. Report on the development of the Thermally Insulating subsystem, on test and validation.
- Specimen of Body panel part and/or Dashboards part with SiO2 superporous thermal insulation barrier and dedicated Report by LIST (CO)
The incorporation of a thin highly thermal insulating coatings, e.g. a thin superporous layer of SiO2 (thermal conductivity of ~0.2 W/(m·K) vs standard 200 nm thin films with ~1.3 W/(m·K)), an environmentally and human safe material, via Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) techniques. Report on the development of the thin superporous
layer of SiO2, on ALD techniques and on test and validation.
- Glazing insulation: thin coated windshield, backlite and sidelites with defrosting/ defogging function by AGC (CO)
Develop and industrially validate thin coated windshield, sidelites and backlite, with reduced thickness, and bestin-class silver-based coating with Total Energy transmission (TTs) lower than 40%. Develop the precision sealing system regarding the galzing and the body.
- Advanced surfaces to reduce heat generation and Report describing why, how and what by Fraunhofer (CO)
Report on development on optimized body panels with respect to improved heat capacity and processibility.
4. Cabin low thermal inertia components and system
- Design Review Report by FAU (CO)
Define and design all cabin low thermal inertia and components.
- Weight & Thermaloptimized seats by FAU (CO)
To develop an innovative seat concept that will include in its primary design constraints an optimal balance between achieving the greatest possible thermal inertia reduction, reaching a design fully compatible with the leading role that seats have in the active comfort system and not compromising any safety attribute.
- Weight-optimized Dashboard (7 kg mass reduction) by FAU (CO)
Instrument Panel (IP) or dashboard reduction by more than 25% the current mass.
- Weight-optimized Door Panels (20% mass reduction) by FAU (CO)
For Door Panels (DP) and Trims, the goal is to reduce by more than 15% for DP and 20% the current weight of DP and Trims (a saving of ~ 7 kg on 40 kg for the considered perimeter).
5. Advanced systems and components and their control
- Components in the Active comfort System by DNTS (CO)
Development of an active system capable of following the indications from both the holistic comfort model and the assessment framework from WP1, in order to achieve the comfort perception expectations while reducing the energy required to a significant extent.
- Pre-conditioning strategies and components by HUTCH (CO)
Development of pre-conditioning components and strategies aimed at optimising the operating conditions of the thermal subsystems in a gradual way so as to avoid high-consuming and abrupt temperature change requests that would have a negative impact on the vehicle’s driving range.
- Active comfort system description (CO)
Description of the active safety solutions.
- Indicators and Competence Structures for Efficient Driving with a Validated DEB demonstration application (CO)
The deliverable consists of a demonstration of how efficient driving competencies can be measured and improved through a prototype driving enhancement application.
- Regulation strategies for holistic comfort systems and logic control implementation in ECU (CO)
Design and implement a model-based unified control management software in order to manage the whole active comfort system in accordance with the data measured by the sensors: this will necessitate understanding the individual contribution of each component on the perceived comfort, evaluating cabin and users conditions individually and comparing them with the desired set points and, -according to the guidelines from the holistic comfort model (WP1)-, provide real-time actuation rules in order to achieve the optimal compromise between comfort perception and energy efficiency.
6. Implementation and testing of the different solutions at the full vehicle level
- Description of Passenger car demonstrator vehicle by CRF (CO)
The physical integration of the new technologies developed by the WP3, WP4 and WP5 into a prototype vehicle. The vehicle will require modification in order to enable physical integration of the different systems and components, and will be equipped with a dedicated control & acquisition system so to allow the complete characterization and performance assessment of the different systems.
- Assessment of prototype vehicle performance by CRF (CO)
to the physical integration of the new technologies developed by the WP3, WP4 and WP5 into a prototype vehicle. The vehicle will require modification in order to enable physical integration of the different systems and components, and will be equipped with a dedicated control & acquisition system so to allow the complete characterization and performance assessment of the different systems.
- Assessment of prototype vehicle during real driving tests by IDIADA (CO)
To perform physical testing of the prototype vehicle using a chassis dynamometer in a climatic wind tunnel (CWT) facility in order to create real operational conditions, and hence to verify that the solutions developed within WP3, WP4 and WP5 and integrated in the prototype vehicle are capable of achieving the following targets: • To verify that comfort and safety performance of the baseline vehicle maintain satisfactory levels and that any measurable alterations would be judged as negligible by consumers • To check the consistency of the different solutions at a vehicle level • To assess the overall effect of the contributions to the increase of driving range at full vehicle level.
- Vehicle and Cost Assessment by CRF (CO)
To enable the final assessment of the effective integration of the complete solution package developed by the Consortium as outputs of WP3 to WP5, which will also enable the determination of whether further modifications or improvements could be introduced as part of a subsequent optimization process.
7. Communication, dissemination and preparative exploitation
- Project Website and project identity by UNR (PU)
Create a specific, original project identity (logo, colour, templates). And support the adoption and positive public awareness through the website (optionally through campaigns directed at social media). Publication of nonconfidential results will be done in the usual scientific form (e.g. scientific journals, conferences, project website, exhibitions, etc.)
- Initial Dissemination Plan by UNR (CO)
The comprehensive dissemination plan will complement the exploitation plan. This first draft will contain the planned dissemination measures (a guide for the participants)
- Intermediate Dissemination and Exploitation Plan by UNR (CO)
The document will contain an update of the dissemination and communication measures, activities performed and tools following the European Commission Guide on how to communicate EU research and Innovation.
- Final Exploitation Plan by IDIADA (CO)
Plan with detailed information about the exploitation steps to be carried out during and after this project by partners.
- DOMUS report on dissemination activities including Impact by IDIADA (PU)
A comprehensive collection of DOMUS dissemination activities performed throughout the project time-line (electronic newsletter, publications, presentations and all other dissemination activities). The document will include target audience and – wherever possible – resulting impact of the activities.
- Newsletters (M10, M22, M36, M42) by UNR (PU)
Collection of the project newsletters prepared and distributed during the project lifetime. Wherever possible statistics over the impact of the newsletters (# of recipients, etc.) will be given.
– Newsletter I – October 2018
– Newsletter II – December 2019
– Newsletter III – December 2020
– Newsletter IV – June 2021
– Newsletter V – November 2021
8. Management, administration and technical coordination
- Project Handbook by UNR (CO)
Project management handbook including first draft of the quality assurance and risk management plan. The document will present the detailed work plan and guidelines for partners. It includes a schedule per task, responsible partner, related subtasks, related deliverables, and dependencies on other tasks. Revisions may be done in the course of the project.
- Initial Risk Management plan by IDIADA (CO)
In this deliverable, systematically organized quality assurance and risk management plans are established in order to effectively evaluate ongoing research activities, lead to final objectives and minimize potential risks during this project.
- Final Risk Management plan by IDIADA (CO)
An update of the risk management plan and also a summary and explanation of the risks encountered and proposed solutions/contingency planned will be prepared.
- Project main results Month 18 by UNR (PU)
Compilation of main Project results from all Work Packages.
- Main project results Month 42 by UNR (PU)
Compilation of main Project results from all Work Packages.