Sandwich elements made of high-performance materials for wide-span roof elements - transfer project
During the project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the development of sandwich elements with thin surface layers of carbon concrete, the first of four test specimens was successfully produced in the last few weeks. Despite the current circumstances, the 8.2 m long specimen could be concreted and prestressed with strands of carbon fibre plastic (CFRP). The two concrete layers required for the sandwich element were not produced horizontal, instead they were standing upright on the long side. This enabled the simultaneous production of the two layers and reduced the amount of further work. After the concrete hardened and the prestressing force had been induced, the insulating material was set between the two concrete layers. In this case, a polyurethane insulation...
Approved funding for the Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 280
"The foundations for a new way of building" The long-standing research association of RWTH Aachen University and TU Dresden has contributed to the joint Application for the establishment and funding of the "SFB/Transregio 280" received the approval of the DFG. This means that the first four years of the Collaborative Research Centre, which is designed to run for a total of 12 years, can focusing on strategy development for carbon concrete structures and the development of new concepts for for resource-saving and material-minimized construction. Professor Hegger accompanies the basic research as spokesman of the interdisciplinary research team of the RWTH of the joint project. This project consciously questions traditional design principles and solves inspired by botany, mathematics and...
Monetary blessing for our assistant
In spite of the Corona crisis, Jan Ungermann was a participant in "Wer wird Millionär" and was lucky enough to take home a prize. You can find more details in the local news under the following link, Aachener Nachrichten.We are glad with Jan Ungermann and congratulate him on his performance!
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