Zero-waste production of lightweight concrete structures using water-soluble sand formworks
In the face of climate change and increasing resource scarcity, the construction industry is confronted with the need to significantly reduce resource consumption, emissions and waste. The application of lightweight construction strategies in combination with circular production processes offers a comprehensive approach to this problem. In the framework of the GFG-funded Priority program SPP 2187: "Adaptive modularized structures made in flux" this project focuses on the development of a zero-waste production process for lightweight concrete components using recyclable sand formworks. The powder bed-based 3D-printing of water-soluble material enables the production of geometrically complex and optimized concrete structures and the reuse of formwork material in subsequent production cycles.
Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design, University of Stuttgart
Dipl.-Arch. Daria Kovaleva
Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units, University of Stuttgart
Maximilian Nistler M.Sc
German Research Foundation (DFG)
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