Center for Light and Environmentally-Friendly Structures ZELUBA®

Research projects

Here you will find details of selected research projects. Please contact us if you require more information concerning our project portfolio.

Junior research group

Young scientists from the Fraunhofer WKI and the TU Braunschweig are working together to develop solutions for sustainable buildings.

 

Junior research group

The multidisciplinary junior research group is currently investigating the long-term behavior and durability of wood-hybrid systems for load-bearing structures in building construction. 

 

Long-term behavior of wood hybrid systems for sustainable buildings

In the establishment of sustainable construction methods for the future, wood plays an important role as a building material made from renewable raw materials. The native properties of wood can at present restrict the utilization of this sustainable material in construction projects. In order to compensate these typical wood properties, innovative hybrid systems can be advantageously applied.

 

Fire-safety in public facilities

What fire-safety requirements exist for products such as textiles, furniture and mattresses in public facilities? How can the requirements be fulfilled in the most environmentally friendly and health-compatible way possible? In this research project, we are developing a concise guideline with defined recommendations for purchasers.

 

Composite thermal insulation systems with bio materials

Renewable raw materials exhibit a high absorption of moisture, which can be beneficial for their application as an insulation material, particularly in the case of prolonged unfavorable moisture conditions. Within the framework of the collaborative project “More than just insulation - Additional benefits of insulation materials made from renewable raw resources” we are investigating composite thermal systems with insulation materials made from renewable raw materials. 

 

Glimmer of bio insulation materials

Insulation materials made from renewable raw materials exhibit a different fire behavior to that of conventional insulation materials. Within the framework of the collaborative project “More than just insulation - Additional benefits of insulation materials made from renewable raw resources” we are investigating the subsidiary aspect “Glimmer” as an independent material property. Our goal is to characterize and, if necessary, improve the glimmer behavior of bio insulation materials.

Wood construction under the influence of climatic change

The aim of the planned research project is the evaluation of the CO2 reservoir »wooden building« in consideration of climate change, in order to define critical points and to develop solutions to problems. In the sense of a future-oriented precaution approach, we are thereby examining and analyzing the next 100 years.

 

Moment connectors

The aim of the project is the development of sensor-controlled, ultra-high-performance moment connectors with high energy dissipation potential for indestructible high-rise buildings in earthquake areas.

 

Lightweight wood-concrete material

Prefabricated concrete products exhibit a very high mass with simultaneous high thermal conductivity. In order to realize an improvement in these properties, this project aims to replace the mineral components with wood constituents.