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Scientists from botany, mathematics, mechanics, statics and science architecture provide the impetus for the development of visionary building forms. The deliberate combination of these scientific fields makes it possible to use not only biological (botanical) models for the development of efficient load-bearing structures, but also mathematical methods and different art forms as a source of inspiration.

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Project area B focuses on the investigation and further development of the components of the composite carbon-reinforced concrete. This includes research into new reinforcement structures based on carbon fibers as well as their coating and alternative boundary layer designs.

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Structural Elements

Project area C is a central aspect in the research and development of design strategies for material-minimised carbon-reinforced concrete structures. Using mathematical-geometrical algorithms and mechanical-building knowledge, new material-minimised and highly load-bearing carbon-reinforced concrete components are created, as well as tools for their analysis.

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The initial focus is on two principles for the production of material-minimised carbon-reinforced concrete elements by generative manufacturing through selective material deposition of mineral matrix and carbon fiber reinforcement, accompanied by the development of methods for the three-dimensional analysis of such structures, e.g. using computer tomography. The knowledge of the internal morphology of the composite material and the elements will support the further development of manufacturing processes and will support to a deeper understanding of the load-bearing mechanisms of novel carbon-reinforced concrete structures.

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Researching and ensuring sustainability plays an important role in future-oriented construction with material-minimised carbon-reinforced concrete structures. In addition to the further development of sustainability assessments and sustainability predictions, Project Area E assumes an overarching advisory function in terms of environmental awareness for all research areas in the CRC/Transregio 280.

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Accompanying Projects

The project areas A to E are accompanied and supported by the scientific/organisational projects S, INF, Ö, Z. This includes data handling, support in special measuerement techniques, public relations, and ensuring of the smooth running of the organisational work.

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Interdisciplinary Working Groups

In the interdisciplinary working groups (iWG), there is a regular scientific exchange on cross-disciplinary and cross-project cross-sectional topics from ongoing research in order to find solutions to current issues and to think ahead to future issues.

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Publications are an essential part of the dissemination of knowledge. Here you can find all publications from the CRC/Transregio 280 collected.

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Further research

In addition to the main scientific projects, TRR's researchers also work on other scientific projects of smaller scope: supplementary and initial funding projects and seedfund projects.