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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Biomechanical qualification of the structurally optimized functional material Cottonid as an adaptive element

The aim of the research project is the biomechanical qualification of cellulose-based Cottonid as an adaptive element in the thematic field of bio-architecture. The passive movements in reaction to moisture absorption and desorption will be evaluated qualitative and quantitative in rheological investigations concerning parameters like speed, maximum displacement and reproducibility. A focus lies on the characterization of process-structure-property-relationships with the help of material specific measurement and test techniques. This leads to a profound understanding of the biomechanics that can be transferred to other temperature- and moisture-dependent natural products.

Duration: 2017 until 2020