Civil engineering

Civil Engineering - Sep 3, 2018
Civil Engineering
The first railroad bridge in Germany made of ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) has gone into operation on Bavaria's Tegernsee-Bahn railroad route near Gmund. The innovative high-performance concrete made it possible to build a particularly thin bridge. Engineers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) planned the project and provided scientific supervision.
Civil Engineering - Jul 30, 2018
Civil Engineering

Steel bridges cost a lot of money to build. It's been estimated that the new motorway viaduct near Oberthulba in Bavaria will cost around 85 million Euros. Planners know that in order to save on material costs, build components should be designed with as much openwork as possible, whilst maintaining stability. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have designed a new test rig for the massive parts in order to help the structural engineers gather stress data for their calculations.

Civil Engineering - Environment - Feb 7, 2018
Civil Engineering - Environment

Extreme gusts of wind of more than 40 km per hour are common on Hamburg's footpaths. Measurements undertaken by Professor Felix Ament and Dr. Sarah Wiesner from the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) at Universität Hamburg demonstrate this. Their current measuring campaign has yielded data for a calculation model capable of determining wind conditions at specific locations with a hitherto unknown level of detail.

Civil Engineering - Environment - Nov 13, 2017
Civil Engineering - Environment

Research news - Trees in metropolitan areas have been growing faster than trees in rural areas worldwide since the 1960s.

Civil Engineering - Feb 26, 2018
Civil Engineering

Research news - In the summer of 2017, researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) pushed the old Saale bridge in Hammelburg in Franconia to its limits: They carried out a total of five load tests - resulting in nasty cracks.

Civil Engineering - Dec 4, 2017
Civil Engineering

Research news - Concrete components are traditionally made by casting. But the mold needed places significant limitations on design possibilities.

Mechanical Engineering - Civil Engineering - Aug 21, 2017
Mechanical Engineering - Civil Engineering

Research news An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners have been working intensively towards this goal for four years.

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