SPP 2187

The aim of the priority program is to develop basic scientific methods for the production of partially adaptive modules from high-performance concrete in industrial flow production. The modules should have series character and enable rapid construction. Visual individuality of the composite structure shall be preserved, so that scalable, adaptive and over the life cycle alterable modules and suitable production concepts are sought. Researchers from the fields of structural engineering, mechanical engineering, computation in engineering and mathematics are addressed to contribute to the following three research fields: • Design and detailing with a focus on modularization • Strategies and concepts of production for scalable modules • Digital models for the associated processes

The work programme initially comprises the development of ontologies for various aspects of the overall process for modules made of freely formable high-performance materials, in particular design, function, production, quality, service life and recyclability. For an agile and adaptive process, a continuous management of requirements in terms of smart engineering with corresponding traceability is essential. For this purpose, the formal description of tolerances and domain-specific quality characteristics and the development of rule languages for automatic testing (tracking and tracing) are being researched. An essential work package is the development of the administration shell according to RAMI 4.0 and interaction models, in particular the integration of existing data models of the construction industry with the administration shell in order to enable a holistic view of the planning and production of a building and the development of man-machine and machine-to-machine communication including semantic query languages for information exchange. At the end of the project, based on the preliminary work, basic concepts for the visualization and navigation of the digital twin and its interactions will be developed, using technologies from the field of virtual and augmented reality for human-machine interaction. The evaluation of the elaborated or prototypically implemented methods and models within the framework of the Priority Program 2187 forms the conclusion of the project.

SPP 2187

Research Groups

Project owner:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)



Project partners:

TU Berlin

  • Fachbereich Entwerfen und Konstruieren – Massivbau

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

  • Lehrstuhl für Digital Engineering
  • Lehrstuhl für Informatik im Bauwesen
  • Lehrstuhl für Massivbau

TU Chemnitz

  • Lehrstuhl für Leichtbau im Bauwesen
  • Lehrstuhl für Strukturleichtbau und Kunststoffverarbeitung

TU Dresden

  • AG Geometrische Modellierung und Visualisierung
  • Institut für Baustoffe
  • Lehrstuhl Technische Logistik

Leibniz Universität Hannover

  • Institut für Baustoffe
  • Institut für Statik und Dynamik

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

  • Institut für Produktentwicklung
  • wbk Institut für Produktionstechnik
  • Institut für Massivbau und Bautechnologie

TU München

  • Lehrstuhl für Statik
  • Lehrstuhl für Computergestützte Modellierung und Simulation
  • Lehrstuhl für Massivbau

Universität Stuttgart

  • Institute for Computational Design and Construction
  • Institut für Parallele und Verteilte Systeme
  • Institut für Leichtbau Entwerfen und Konstruieren (ILEK)
  • Institut für Steuerungstechnik der Werkzeugmaschinen und Fertigungseinrichtungen