TU Braunschweig is one of the leading fire protection facilities in Germany.
In the Center for Fire Research (ZeBra), the competencies are to be brought together. The TU Braunschweig is already one of the two leading national fire protection research institutions in Germany. The research building with the large device, a so-called large calorimeter, then enables fires on a real scale, such as apartment furnishings, vehicles and facade constructions, to be carried out and to be examined with regard to the rate of heat release and the release of combustion gases and particles.
The construction of the new research building is planned on the east campus of the TU Braunschweig on the premises of the Institute for Building Materials, Solid Construction and Fire Protection (iBMB) in Beethovenstraße. The total costs borne by the federal and state governments are estimated at 16.7 million euros. The construction costs are around 8.4 million euros. In addition, there are 6.9 million euros for the large device and 1.4 million euros for the initial installation.
In the ZeBra, experimental methods and numerical simulation approaches are to be developed and systematic research work to be carried out in order to achieve three main goals:
1. fire-safe and resource-efficient buildings,
2. optimized innovative products in the context of fire protection,
3. efficient and reliable forecasts of the course of the fire.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Zehfuß
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Baustoffe, Massivbau und Brandschutz
Tel.: 0531 391-5590