Curved Sandwich Panels

Interdisciplinary Cooperation

The research project is divided into five work packages. The first work package (AP1, KGBauko) is intended to determine the range of parameters in which the various possibilities for the bending of the elements are evaluated from an architectural point of view. The second step (AP2, Institute for Steel Construction and Mechanics of Materials) is the development of a process chain with which the elements can be manufactured industrially. The third work package (AP3, Institute for Production Engineering and Forming Machines) includes experimental and numerical investigations into the mechanical properties of curved elements. Work package 4 (AP4, KGBauko) is considered to develop a design tool that will allow to design future building geometries with given boundary conditions determined in the project. Finally, the results are evaluated and interpreted.


The Institute of Constructive Design and Building Construction would like to thank the “Arbeitsgemeinschaft industrieller Forschungsvereinigungen ”Otto von Guericke“ e.V. (AiF)”, the Research Association for Steel Application (FOSTA), the “Internationaler Verband für den Metallleichtbau” (IFBS) and the following companies for their support:

  • ArcelorMittal Construction Deutschland GmbH
  • BASF Polyurethanes GmbH
  • Bollinger und Grobmann GmbH
  • Covestro AG
  • Fischer Profil GmbH
  • Herrnecke Profiliertechnik GmbH
  • Herkules Wetzlar GmbH
  • Ingenieur- und Sachverständigenbüro Korff
  • iS-engineering GmbH
  • PBI -Entwicklung innovativer Fassaden GmbH
  • quadrat+ Architektengesellschaft mbH
  • TriLogiX Ingenieurbüro

Contact persons

  Name Contact
Prof. Stefan Schäfer
+49 6151 16-21381
L5|06 330
Dipl.-Ing. Jakob Reising
Shell structures made of curved sandwich panels