Integration of Individualized Prefabricated Fibre Reinforcement in Additive Manufacturing with Concrete
Junior Prof. Dr. sc. ETH Zurich Dipl. Ing. M.A. AA Norman Hack, Project Leader Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hühne, Project Leader
Jan Habben Noor Khader Tom Rothe
Summary of A 05
One of the biggest challenges in 3D printing with cementitious materials is the integration of reinforcement. As 3D-printed, unreinforced concrete components can only compensate for limited tensile forces, their range of applications is confined to predominantly compression-stressed components and thus the structural potential of 3D-printed parts remains unrealized. The aim of this project is to develop textile-based reinforcement strategies for additive manufacturing with concrete and to utilize the advantages of textile reinforcement (e.g. corrosion resistance and material flexibility) for the production of material-efficient, individualized structures.
Junior Prof. Dr. sc. ETH Zurich Dipl. Ing. M.A. AA Norman Hack
is supervising ITE`s requested doctoral researcher during all phases of the research. Additionally, he will be actively involved in the conceptual phase, developing reinforcement concepts for the different AM methods.
leads the iAF scientific staff in the development and construction of the winding head, the manufacturing process of the reinforcement from FRP with different curing resins, and in questions of the damage of the FRP by the shotcreting process.
2018 | N. Hack, “Mesh Mould: A Robotically Fabricated Structural Stay-in-Place Formwork System,” ETH Zurich.
2018 | J. Buchli et al., “Digital in situ fabrication - Challenges and opportunities for robotic in situ fabrication in architecture, construction, and beyond,” Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 112. pp. 66–75.
2016 | S. Niemann, S., C. Hühne et. al.: "Anisogrid Design for Fuselage Primary Structures – Results of EU/RU projects ALaSCA and PoLaRBEAR." In: Proceedings of the 5th Aircraft Structural Design Conference, Manchester.
2016 | Kappel, E.; Hühne, C.: "Fertigungsinduzierte Deformationen von Hochleistungsverbundstrukturen." In: Lightweight Design 9 (2), S. 22–29. DOI: 10.1007/s35725-016-0005-0.
2015 | Düring, D.; Weiß, L.; Stefaniak, D.; Jordan, N.; Hühne, C.: "Low-velocity impact response of composite laminates with steel and elastomer protective layer." In: Composite Structures 134, S. 18–26. DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.08.001.