Research topic "Structures from high-performance materials"

The design of innovative, light and filigree support structures can be carried out through an optimized design and using powerful, new materials. High-strength structural steel and ultra-high-performance concrete can be used as known materials. These very powerful, modern materials have a very high strength level and, when used and constructed in a targeted manner, also have sufficient deformation capacity. The partial replacement of traditional materials with modern materials - innovative for the building industry - offers additional opportunities to offer needs-based and economical solutions. In order to be able to use the new materials increasingly in engineering practice in the future, we are examining the effects of their use on the load-bearing, deformation and damage behavior. We investigate the fatigue behavior with a low number of cycles (low-cycle fatigue assessment) as well as the influence of high loading speeds and contribute to the development of the adaptive modular design.