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dataTRAIL: systemic and efficient data collection and processing of energetic building quality standards

"Trail²" - Joint project on energy system transformation in rural areas extended Under the direction of the Chair of Building Physics, the successful project "Transformation in Rural Areas" (TRAIL) will continue until October 2022. The aim is to optimise the energy supply of small towns and villages with less than 10,000 inhabitants and to reduce energy costs with the help of a data-based online tool.

Measurement of Indoor Climate by Sound Field Analysis

In this project, the technique of acoustic travel-time tomography (ATOM) will be developed to obtain the non-invasive thermal distribution of a room with an ability of measuring a rapid change in temperature. Subsequently, the ATOM temperatures can be used as the input data for the thermal comfort analysis of an office.

Bauhaus2050: Energy efficient refurbishment of city quarters reducing CO2 emissions allowing for heritage listed building stock in Weimar

Future city quarter development in the discourse of energy efficiency and resource depletion requires further development of planning methodologies in terms of planning processes and instruments. The energy efficiency potential of large existing building stock will be analysed for building skin retrofit, energy supply systems updates and feasible synergies. By shifting the focus from the single building to the city quarter, the overall CO2 emission reduction of the cluster can be obtained.

Reasons and modeling of the heating of fatigue-stressed concrete samples

Cyclic mechanical stresses in concrete, as in other materials, lead to deformation and damage processes that lead to failure of the component or the test specimen. This failure state is caused even in stress states far below the material strength limit. This characteristic material behavior is collectively referred to as fatigue.

Schlieren method for the visualization of indoor air flows

For years, scientists from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Studies have been researching energy-efficient solutions to improve the indoor climate. Starting in 2017, a new method will be used to increase the measurement accuracy of research results in the field of indoor climate control. The Thuringian Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society (TMWWDG) supports the research project and provides the necessary financial resources.

Personalized Ventilation

Evaluating the Thermal Environment and Indoor Air Quality Using Ducted and Ductless Personalized Ventilation.

Monolithische Wandkonstruktionen

„Untersuchung zeitgemäßer, monolithischer Wandaufbauten hinsichtlich bauphysikalischer, ökologischer und ökonomischer Eigenschaften“