completed research projects

UHPC-timber-composite-structures
The Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC)-timber-composite offers the possibility to create completely new, slim bearing structures. The shear forces in the joint are continually transferred by the...
Optimization of Timber Multi-storey Buildings against Earthquake Impact
Timber wood constructions offer a great many advantages against other constructions: they are light, they can be built in a short space of time and show an advanced workmanship due to their prefabrication. Related to building...
Structural safety of historical timber structures
Extensive experimental examinations on the structural safety of historical timber structures were performed. The conclusions resulted in mathematical models with non-linear elastic elements that...
Bearing Structure-FMEA: Preventive Quality Control in Civil Engineering
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) was developed to ensure the quality of industry products. Possible errors should be found in an early stage to be prevented beforehand respectively...
Local strengthening of Masonry In-Plane loaded Walls with Fibre-Reinforced-Polymeres (FRP)
During the last decades many research activities were carried out on post-strengthening of masonry walls. A considerable part of it focused on the lateral resistance and the ductility, especially for...
Experimental and numerical Investigation of Bond between FRP rods and timber
Extensive studies on glued-in rods with short bonding lengths were carried out. The studies are part of a bigger research project on post–strengthening of timber connections. This is an important question connected with...
Experimental and numerical investigation of bond between CFRP and concrete
It is known from full scale testing that the bonding failure between concrete and externally bonded CFRP-strips sets in where high shear forces and high bending moments occur. Despite this...