summaery2021: Projects

Effects of Climate Change on Buildings and Neighborhoods - Structural Integrity, Thermal Comfort and Energy Efficiency

Project information

submitted by
Professur Komplexe Tragwerke

Co-Authors
M.Sc. Aanis Uzair, M.Sc. Robert Arnold, M.Sc. Ammar H. Osman, M.Sc. Victor Vilceanu

Mentors
Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. L. Abrahamczyk, Prof. Dr. G. Morgenthal, Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Kraus, Prof. Dr.-Ing. K. Smarsly, Prof. Dr.-Ing. C. Völker

Faculty:
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Degree programme:
Civil Engineering [Construction, Environment, Building Materials] (Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)),
Civil Engineering (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
Environmental Engineering (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering (NHRE) (englischsprachig) (Master of Science (M.Sc.)),
Building Physics and Energy-Efficient Building Design (continuing education, extra occupational) (Master of Science (M.Sc.))

Type of project presentation
Research project

Semester
Winter semester 2020/21


Contributors:
reich.architekten BDA
Ingenieurbüro Dr. Hunger
RSB Rudolstädter Systembau GmbH
Ingenieurkammer Thüringen
GOLDBECK Ost GmbH
Stadtverwaltung Königsee
Ingenieurbüro für Bauphysik – Lichtenheld

Project description

Climate change poses a risk for the built infrastructure. Global warming and the associated changes in the climate system increase the risk of irreversible damaging consequences.

Research Objectives:
- Development of modeling and simulation approaches for estimating the effects of climate change on built environment and selection of suitable adaptation strategies;
- Systematic investigations and conceptual studies on the design-relevant consequences of climate change;
- Consequences of the behavior of models, taking into account model uncertainties;
- Systematic investigation of the consequences on structural behavior and necessary adaptation strategies in design, execution and performance;
- Development of smart sensor solutions for structural monitoring and real time adaptation;
- Assessment of the consequences on construction practice and future design of structures (in cooperation with the industrial advisory board).

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