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