Center for Light and Environmentally-Friendly Structures ZELUBA®

Junior research group

The Fraunhofer WKI and the Institute of Building Materials, Concrete Construction and Fire Safety (iBMB) of the Technische Universität Braunschweig offer young scientists the possibility of setting up a joint working group in order to develop innovative solutions for the buildings of the future. A multidisciplinary junior research group is currently investigating the long-term behavior and durability of wood-hybrid systems for load-bearing structures in building construction. The junior research group is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). Project management is the responsibility of the Fachagentur für Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V. (German government agency for renewable resources).

Members

Erik Bachtiar

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Dr. Erik Bachtiar

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Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI
Beethovenstraße 51F
38106 Braunschweig, Germany

Phone +49 531 120496-15

Qiuni Fu, PhD

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Qiuni Fu, PhD

Institute of Building Materials, Concrete Construction and Fire Safety

TU Braunschweig
Hopfengarten 20
38102 Braunschweig, Germany

Phone +49 531 22077-0

Ali Nemati Giv

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M.Sc. Ali Nemati Giv

Institute of Building Materials, Concrete Construction and Fire Safety

TU Braunschweig
Hopfengarten 20
38102 Braunschweig, Germany

Phone +49 531 22077-0

Christoph Pöhler

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M.Sc. Christoph Pöhler

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Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI
Beethovenstraße 51F
38106 Braunschweig, Germany

Phone +49 531 120496-18

Associated Members

Souher Aldroubi

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M.Sc. Souher Aldroubi

Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI
Bienroder Weg 54E
38108 Braunschweig, Germany

Phone +49 531 2155-322

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Silu Huang

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M.Sc. Silu Huang

Institute of Building Materials, Concrete Construction and Fire Safety

TU Braunschweig
Hopfengarten 20
38102 Braunschweig, Germany

Phone +49 531 22077-34

Juan Li

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M.Sc. Juan Li

Institute of Building Materials, Concrete Construction and Fire Safety

TU Braunschweig
Hopfengarten 20
38102 Braunschweig, Germany

Phone +49 531 22077-34

Wenzhuo Ma

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M.Sc. Wenzhuo Ma

Institute of Building Materials, Concrete Construction and Fire Safety

TU Braunschweig
Hopfengarten 20
38102 Braunschweig , Germany

Phone +49 531 22077-28

Bo Wang

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M.Sc. Bo Wang

Institute of Building Materials, Concrete Construction and Fire Safety

TU Braunschweig
Hopfengarten 20
38102 Braunschweig, Germany

Phone +49 531 22077-27

Publications by the junior research group

Publications by the junior research group which are created within the framework of the joint research work during the funding period are listed here.

2021

TITLE/AUTHOR PubliCation
Compressive performance of fiber reinforced polymer encased recycled concrete with nanoparticles. 
Gao, Chang; Huang Liang; Yan, Libo; Kasal, Bohumil; Li, Wengui; Jin, Ruoyu, et al. 
Journal of Materials Research and Technology, Elsevier, Vol. 14, 2021, pages 2727-2738
Flax FRP tube and steel spiral dual-confined recycled aggregate concrete: experimental and analytical studies.
Huang, Liang; Liang, Jinmei; Gao, Chang; Yan, Libo
Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Vol. 300, 2021, Art. 124023
Bending and shear behavior of engineered wood-concrete composite decks.
Fu, Qiuni; Yan, Libo; Kasal, Bohumil
International Conference on Concrete Sustainability (fib ICCS20-21); Prague, Czech Republic, 8-10 September 2021
Interfacial Bond Behavior of Adhesively-Bonded Timber/Cast in situ Concrete (Wet Bond Process).
Nemati Giv, Ali; Fu, Qiuni; Yan, Libo; Kasal, Bohumil
Characterization of interfacial properties between fibre and polymer matrix in composite materials – A critical review
Huang, Silu; Fu, Quini; Yan, Libo; Kasal, Bohumil
Journal of Materials Research and Technology, Elsevier, Vol. 13, July–August 2021, pages 1441-1484
A Comprehensive Review on Recycled Aggregate and Recycled Aggregate Concrete
Wang, Bo; Yan, Libo; Fu, Quini; Kasal, Bohumil
Resources, Conservation & Recycling, Elsevier, Vol. 171, Art. 105565
Effects of concrete type, concrete surface conditions and wood species on interfacial properties of adhesively-bonded timber - concrete composite joints
Fu, Quini; Yan, Libo; Thielker, N.A.; Kasal, Bohumil
International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Elsevier, Vol. 107, Art. 102859
Chapter 3: Natural/Synthetic Fibre Reinforced Bioepoxy Composites
Wang, Bo; Huang, Silu; Yan, Libo
Book “Bio-Based Epoxy Polymers, Blends and Composites: Synthesis, Properties, Characterization and Applications”, Wiley-VCH, 1. Edition February 2021
Mixed-mode I/II fracture criteria for adhesively-bonded pultruded GFRP/steel joint
Jiang, Zhengwen; Fang, Zhi; Yan, Libo; Wan, Shui; Fang Yawei
Composite Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 255 (2021), Art. 113012
FRP-strengthened timber structures
Kasal, Bohumil; Yan, Libo
Reinforcement of Timber Elements in Existing Structures, RILEM State-of-the-art report, Volume 33
Chapter 8: Composites for rehabilitation, strengthening, retrofit and repair
Pöhler, Christoph; Bachtiar, Erik; Yan, Libo; Kasal, Bohumil
Book “Composite Materials: Manufacturing, Properties and Applications”, Elsevier, 1st Edition 2021
Chapter 7: Durability and life prediction of fiber reinforced polymer composites
Nemati Giv, Ali; Fu, Quini; Yan, Libo; Kasal, Bohumil
Chapter 6: Interphase and interfacial properties in composite materials
Huang, Silu; Wang, Bo; Yan, Libo

2020

TITLE/AUTHOR PubliCation
Numerical study on I-section steel-reinforced concrete-filled steel tubes (SRCFST) under bending
Wang, Jun; Cheng, Xianfeng; Yan, Libo; Wu, Chao
Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 225 (2020), Art. 111276
Mechanical performance of CFRP-confined sustainable geopolymeric recycled concrete under axial compression
Tang, Zhuo.; Li, Wengui; Tam, Vivian W.Y.; Yan, Libo
Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 225 (2020), Art. 111276
Mechanical behaviors of CFRP-confined sustainable geopolymeric recycled aggregate concrete under both static and cyclic compressions
Tang, Zhuo; Li, Wengui; Tam, Vivian W.Y.; Yan, Libo 
Composite Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 252 (2020), Art. 112750
Seismic performance of mortarless reinforced masonry walls
Huang, Liang; Lu, Yuiqui; Yan, Libo; Kasal, Bohumil; Wang, Lu; Zhang, Tongyue
Journal of Building Engineering, Elsevier, Vol. 31 (2020), Art. 101368
Monotonic and cyclic axial compressive properties and modeling of basalt FRP-retrofitted predamaged short columns
Ma, Gao; Chen, Xiaohuang; Yan, Libo; Hwang, Hyeon-Jong
Journal of Composites for Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 24 (2020), Issue 4
Sustainable green technology for recovery of cotton fibers and polyester from textile waste
Yousef, Samy; Tatariants, Maksym; Tichonovas, Martynas; Kliucininkas, Linas;  Yan Libo 
Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier, Vol. 254 (2020), Art. 120078
Mechanical properties of recycled aggregate concrete modified by nano-particles
Gao, Chang; Huang, Liang; Yan, Libo; Jin, Ruoyu; Chen, Haoze 
Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Vol. 241 (2020), Art. 118030
Testing methods for shear strength of bond line between concrete and different types of engineered wood
Fu, Quini; Yan Libo; Kasal, Bohumil
International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, Elsevier, Vol. 102 (2020), Art. 102671
Behavior of adhesively bonded engineered wood – Wood chip concrete composite decks: Experimental and analytical studies
Fu, Q.; Yan L.; Ning, T.; Wang, B.; Kasal, B.
Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Vol. 247 (2020), Art. 118578
Interfacial bond behavior between wood chip concrete and engineered timber glued by various adhesives
Fu, Quini; Yan Libo; Ning, Ting; Wang, Bo; Kasal, Bohumil
Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Vol. 238 (2020), Art. 117743

2019

TITLE/AUTHOR PubliCation
Flax, basalt, E-Glass FRP and their hybrid FRP strengthened wood beams: An experimental study
Wang, Bo; Bachtiar, Erik V.; Yan, Libo; Kasal, Bohumil; Fiore, Vincenzo 
Polymers, MDPI, Online resource 11 (2019), Nr. 8, Art. 1255
Thermal stability, fire performance, and mechanical properties of natural fibre fabric-reinforced polymer composites with different fire retardants
Bachtiar, Erik V.; Kurkowiak, Katarzyna; Yan, Libo; Kasal, Bohumil and Kolb, Torsten 
Polymers, MDPI, Online resource 11 (2019), Nr. 4, Art. 699, Art. 699