Key Info

Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Christian Schindler
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Joint Technology Initiatives
Project duration:
01.12.2019 to 30.11.2021
EU contribution:
3.549.291.25 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 881814.  


Car Body Shells, Doors and Interiors


The next generation of passenger trains will be lighter and more cost and energy efficient. This requires the use of composite technologies, which face barriers for full implementation, such as their high cost. The modular design of interiors and low-cost manufacturing of vehicle parts will be just as important. The EU-funded CARBODIN project will manufacture car body shell parts and lighter doors and improve the interior design of passenger trains. It will also combine different production techniques, automation concepts, introduction of co-cured and co-bonded composite parts, and multi-material integrated joints and inserts. In addition, predictive maintenance will be reinforced by testing intelligent sensor nodes. CARBODIN will also facilitate the design of attractive train interiors by developing a configuration tool based on virtual reality.


  • Fundació Eurecat, Spain (Coordinator)
  • Ethniko Kentro Erevnas kai Technologikis Anaptyxis, Greece
  • Asociación de Investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste, Spain
  • Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
  • Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France, France
  • EURNEX e.V., Germany
  • Union internationale des chemins de fer, France  
  • Výzkumný Ústav Železniční, a.s., Czechia
  • CG Rail – Chinesisch-Deutsches Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum für Bahn- und Verkehrstechnik Dresden GmbH, Germany
  • Forster System-Montage-Technik GmbH, Germany
  • MASATS S.A., Spain
  • DES ART Sp. z.o.o., Poland
  • Composites Aragón, S.L., Spain