design strategies for material-minimized carbon structures. foundations for a new way of building
The aim of the SFB/TRR 280 is to create the foundations for building the future. Methods suitable for the design, modelling and construction with new materials require in-depth basic research. Ideas for innovative, material-suitable construction elements made of carbon concrete are provided by botany, mathematics and art, thus by disciplines other than construction.
The development of novel structures is linked to questions of manufacturability, product-related sustainability assessment and further progress of the composite material itself. New and innovative design strategies allow for a completely different design language, reduce resource and energy consumption, while at the same time ensuring high usability, load-bearing safety and durability. The cooperation of TU Dresden and RWTH Aachen University combines excellent competences and will take on an internationally visible pioneering role in the research of material-minimised construction with mineral composites reinforced with carbon fibres.
The German Research Foundation DFG supports the Transregional Collaborative Research Center with 50 researchers from the Technische Universität Dresden, the RWTH Aachen University and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden since 2020.