TU Dresden RWTH Leibniz Institut

Project A02

Theoretical-Numerical Mapping of Biological Evolutionary Processes as Structure-Generator for the Design of Load-Carrying Carbon-Reinforced Concrete Structures

Project A02 deals with the thermodynamical consistent description of growth processes in biological tissues and the usage of these principles for the design of carbon-reinforced concrete structures. Therefore, biological principles need to be identified und mathematically formulated. The continuummechanical description is done for an implementation in a numerical algorithm. To assure  thermodynamical consistency, the balance laws need to be modified. The next step is to validate the derived growth models. For this purpose biological growth processes are numerically simulated. This is done to assure that only assumptions are used which represent reality. Based upon these findings, analogies for the design of carbon-reinforced concrete structures will be derived. The findings will be integrated into a structural generator. The generator will yield optimized structural designs, which will be used as an inspiration in other projects.



[Translate to English:] Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Michael Kaliske
Project Manager
Michael Kaliske
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil.
Technische Universität Dresden
Institute of Structural Analysis
D-01062 Dresden (Germany)
[Translate to English:] Dipl.-Ing. Jakob Platen
Research Associate
Jakob Platen
Technische Universität Dresden
Institute of Structural Analysis
D-01062 Dresden (Germany)


Publikationen | Publications

Curosu, V.; Kikis, G.; Krüger, C.; Liebold, F.; Macek, D.; Mester, L.; Platen, J.; Ritzert, S.; Stüttgen, S.; Kaliske, M.; Klinkel, S.; Loehnert, S.; Maas, H.-G.; Reese, S.; Robertz, D. (2023) Ansätze für numerische Methoden zur Inspiration, Analyse und Bewertung neuartiger Carbonbetonstrukturen in: Bauingenieur 98, issue 11, p. 368–377 – DOI: 10.37544/0005-6650-2023-11-56

Platen, J.; Fleischhauer, R.; Kaliske, M. (2023) On the continuum mechanics of growing plant-like structures in: Computational Mechanics, issue 73 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00466-023-02387-8

Platen, J.; Pauls, B.; Rjosk, A.; Lautenschläger, T.; Neinhuis, Chr.; Kaliske, M. (2023) Modeling Growth of Plants for Biologically Inspired Structures of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete in: Ilki, A.; Çavunt, D.; Çavunt, Y. S. [eds.] Building for the Future: Durable, Sustainable, Resilient – Proc. of fib Symposium 2023, 05.–07.06.2023 in Istanbul (Turkey), publ. in: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering 350, Cham: Springer, p. 1262–1272 – https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-32511-3_129

Platen, J.; Storm, J.; Bosbach, S.; Claßen, M.; Kaliske, M. (2024) The microlayer model: A novel analytical homogenisation scheme for materials with rigid particles and deformable matrix matrix – applied to simulate concrete in: Computers & Structures 293, 107258 – DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2023.107258

Platen, J.; Zreid, I.; Kaliske, M. (2023) A nonlocal microplane approach to model textile reinforced concrete at finite deformations in: International Journal of Solids and Structures 267, 112151 – DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2023.112151

Stöcker, J.; Platen, J.; Kaliske, M. (2023) Introduction of a recurrent neural network constitutive description within an implicit gradient enhanced damage framework in: Computers & Structures 289, 107162 – DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2023.107162

Vakaliuk, I.; Platen, J.; Klempt, V.; Scheerer, S.; Curbach, M.; Kaliske, M.; Löhnert, S. (2022) Development of load-bearing shell-type TRC structures – initial numerical analysis in: Stokkeland, S.; Braarud, H. C. [eds.] Concrete Innovation for Sustainability – Proc. for the 6th fib International Congress 2022, 12.–16.06.2022 in Oslo (Norway), Oslo: Novus Press, p. 1799–1808.

Vorträge und Poster | Oral presentations and posters

Pauls, B.; Platen, J.; Kaliske, M.; Lautenschläger, T.; Neinhuis, C. (2023) Plant Growth as Inspiration for Novel Carbon Concrete Components poster at: 10. Bionik-Kongress, 12./13.05.2023 in Bremen.

Platen, J.; Kaliske, M. (2022) A Microplane Model for Textile Reinforced Concrete at Finite Stains oral presentation at: 8th European Congress in Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, 05.–09.06.2022 in Oslo (Norway).

Platen, J.; Kaliske, M. (2022) Ein kontinuumsmechanisches Modell für das Wachstum von Pflanzen oral presentation at: Baustatik – Baupraxis Forschungskolloquium 2021 in 2022, 27.–30.09.2022 in Kloster Steinfeld.

Studentische Arbeiten | Student's works

Velasquez, S. G. (2021) Elasto-plastic Modelling of Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials at Finite Deformations [Projektarbeit | project work].

Oropeza, A. (2023) Implementation of a Microplane Material Model in the Implicit Material Point Method (MPM) [Projektarbeit | project work].

Oropeza, A. (2023) Implementation of an Implicit Gradient Enhanced Microplane Material Model in the Implicit Material Point Method (MPM) [Masterarbeit | Master’s Thesis].