Work Packages

The LIVE-I project consists of 7 work packages (WPs) listed below: 4 technical WPs will cope with the scientific challenges, complemented with 3 non-technical WPs.

WPWP titleActivity typeLead beneficiary
0TrainingCo-supervising, internal training thematic workshops,
doctoral schools links
TUDA ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
1Industrial constraints : specifications and evaluationsIndustrial specification, design rules, assessments,
specifications evaluations and lessons learned
VTC ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
2Modelling issues
and data collection
Theoretical/numerical methodologies; predictions tools, uncertainties propagation tools, digital twins, sensitivity analysisUniNa ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
3Passive concepts
and impacts
Modelling, experimental works: optimal design, parametric study, evaluations of passive solutions: new materials and architecturesPWF ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
4Adaptive and smart conceptsModelling, experimental works: sensors, actuators,
evaluations of smart solutions
ADA ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ
and outreach
Technical meetings, public workshops, dedicated conferences sessions, exhibitionsCOMP ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
6ManagementCoordinationECL ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
  • WP0 – Training

    This work package comprises training aspects of the LIVE-I Project. Specific attention is dedicated to the links between the different doctoral schools. The aim is the supervision of training activities in order to propose to each ESR the best training programme.

  • WP1 – Industrial constraints: specifications and evaluations

    The main objective of this WP is to include the industrial point of view in all the steps of the project. The aim is to facilitate the transfer from the academia to the industry of all the achievements and to ensure the feasibility of ultimate proposed concepts and solutions. The issue of numerical developed methods for NVH and efficiency implementation in real scale gear transmission will be considered. The passive way of thinking as well as the smart technological treatment of undesired NVH and efficiency drawbacks will be addressed.

  • WP2 – Modelling issues and data collection

    The objective of this work-package is to provide advances in modelling tools able to address the multi-scale, the non-linear and the fluid-solid coupled problems considered inside LIVE-I. Whenever possible, finite element or analytical modelling will be used as a reference to assess the enhancement achieved. The focus will be continuously on dealing with large scale problems and shapes of industrial nature. The issue of uncertainty propagation is also studied. The optimisation procedures suited to deal with complex gear transmission passive or smart configurations will be considered. This WP will also include data collection of the loadings scenarios data collection. The latter can be used to improve the industrialisation of achieved concepts through further numerical simulations. Finally, digital twins construction will be addressed to provide the way to industrialise the approaches.

  • WP3 – Passive lightening concepts and impacts

    The objective of this WP is to assess the possible lightening solutions when dealing with the housing and the components (gears, shafts, bearings). The issue of housing and components lightening impacts on the NVH and efficiency of transmission will the main guideline for the optimisation of materials and architectures. New materials and architectures will be tested and optimised. Decoupling the housing and the components will be considered. Geometrical effects of the overall performances of gear transmission will be deeply considered. Numerical simulations will be intensively used to improve the design. Physical prototypes will be selected based on the best and promising passive solutions to improve the NVH and efficiency of lightweight transmissions.

  • WP4 – Smart and adaptive concepts

    The work plan of this WP will deal with three main objectives all connected to smart solutions for transmission lightening. The first objective is cope with the necessary HF actuation and sensing devices necessary for the problem implementation. The second objective is the design of the mock-ups to develop and produce prototypes linked to the smart class of possible solutions. The potential of smart technologies in terms of semi-active or active techniques will be evaluated. An optimal concept will be experimentally studied to cope with the improvement and validate the way of thinking. The third objective will be to implement smart technologies findings in the context of NVH and efficiency new concepts. Laboratory activities for experimental validation are then foreseen to validate the improvement of noise transmission loss and weight reduction.

  • WP5 – Dissemination and outreach

    The aim of this WP is to organise activities which will be implemented to communicate, disseminate and exploit LIVE-I research results. The overall objectives are to: communicate research results to a wide community of experts and non-experts; exploit research results within the project consortium; ensure open access publication and open-data.

  • WP6 – Management

    The LIVE-I coordinator will take the lead in the general project management to have an efficient and effective Innovative Training Network. The coordinator will also deal with the ESRs recruitment stage and follow-up.