The Institute for Computational Design (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) have been continuously developing a robotic coreless winding process for fiber composite materials. To promote resource conservation and the use of renewable, locally available natural fibers, we are extending the research to create a novel "Hybrid Wood-Naturalfibre Composite Building System".
Structural Strengthening with Natural Fibers: The feasibility study explores reinforcing thin, highly efficient wooden components with natural fibers. The goal is to further reduce the use of valuable local wood resources while creating an efficient, specialized building system that meets design and building physics requirements.
Testing and Evaluation: The study will conduct material, manufacturing, and structural tests on test specimens to determine the most suitable material system for the application. A full-scale prototype will be manufactured and tested for load-bearing capacity.
Objectives of the Feasibility Study: The study aims to create a load-optimized, material-efficient construction system that combines different material systems to maximize their specific performance. It also seeks to expand the compatibility of manufacturing processes and robot-based tools for alternative material systems based on locally renewable raw materials. Furthermore, the study aims to utilize resource-saving regional fibers and bio-based resin systems for sustainable construction and enhance existing lightweight timber construction elements with a coreless wound natural fiber composite system.
In summary, this research focuses on developing an innovative construction system that incorporates natural fibers to reinforce wood components, promoting resource conservation, and sustainability in construction.
ICD Institute for Computational Design and Construction, University of Stuttgart
Rebeca Duque Estrada, Harrison Hildebrandt, Monika Göbel, Fabian Kannenberg, Christoph Schlopschnat, Christoph Zechmeister, Prof. A. Menges
ITKE Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design, University of Stuttgart
Tzu-Ying Chen, Marta Gil Pérez, Prof. J. Knippers
FuE-Programm Bioökonomie als Innovationsmotor für den Ländlichen Raum - Projektträger: VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
Dieses Projekt wurde durch das Ministerium für Ernãhrung, Lãndlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz Baden-Württemberg unterstützt.