Teaser: Timber Construction

Reinforcing With Screws

The Use of Self-Drilling Full-Thread Screws for Reinforcement and Addition of Components Made of Glued Laminated Timber.

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Wood and Screw Composites

Investigations on the Composite Behavior of a Bolt-Wood Composite.

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Laminated Timber With Steel Sheets

Reinforcing Glued Laminated Timber With ab Initio Embedded Steel Sheets.

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Teaser: Experimental Bio Materials

Fungal-based building materials

Research on  the technical foundations for applications of fungal mycelium in load bearing building components.

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Tree growth experiment

A study of the tree species Paulownia Artemis to determine the influences that affect the geometry and resistance in its growth.

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Growth Simulation

 A study to simulate the process of plant self-formation and both growth thicknesses and rings, based on a computational model.

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Strand Woven Bamboo Finger Joints

High Strength Finger Joint usable in Strand Woven Bamboo of the 5th Generation

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Teaser: Lightweight Construction

Folding Structures Made From Thin Sheet Metal

Self-Supporting Structures Without Substructure of Stainless Steel by Means of incremental Sheet Forming.

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Sheet Metal Panels

Design and Manufacturing of Sheet Metal Panels for Load-Bearing Freeform Structures.

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Optimization of Folding Structures

Shape Optimization of Thin-Walled Shell Structures by Superimposing Folded Structures.

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Teaser: Principles of Structural Morphology


Designing Deployable Folded Plate Structures

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Modular Origami

Using Origami Principles for Engineering Applications.

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Convertible Folding Structures

Use of Convertible Folding Structures for Implementation of Surveillance Systems.

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Industrial Buildings

Construction History

The vanished engineer

Exceptional circumstances during the construction of the Müngsten Bridge

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A trilogy of the search for the shape of statically ideal domes 

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Maurice Koechlin

The real inventor of the Eiffel tower

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Early Iron Bridges

Early Iron Bridges of South-Western Germany 1844 to 1889.

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The publications at the Chair of Structures and Structural Design.

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