Geomechanics and Geotechnics

Research projects

Current projects

Numerical Methods:

  • SHEARWALLModelling of fracture behavior in seismic loaded stone and brick structures, Cooperation Partner: AML GmbH, Reye & Söhne GmbH, Universalbau, BMWi, 2015-2018
  • ExchangeRisk - Experimental & Computational Hybrid Assessment of Natural Gas Pipelines Exposed to Seismic Risk, Cooperation Partner: Univ. Bristol, AU Thessaloniki, Univ. Patras, Univ. Napoli, NGI, BU Weimar, VCE Vienna, Columbia Univ., Univ. Toronto, Hochtief, Univ. Sannio,  EU Horizon 2020, 2016-2020

Material Design & Energy Geotechnics:

  • IGLU - Modelling and Assessement of intelligent geothermal Long-term heat storage by environmental sustainable behavior, Cooperation partner: Company Scheer Heat Systems and Production, CAU Kiel / GeoHydromodelling, CAU Kiel/ Geochemistry, UFZ Leipzig, BMU - joint project, 2014-2017
  • GEOMOE - Spezialized structures and materials for high-voltage offshore cable backfill and embedding, Cooperation partner: Christoffers On and Subsea, APS GmbH, Testing Bluhm & Feuerherdt GmbH, BMWi, 2015-2017
  • DESCRAMBLE - Drilling in supercritical geothermal condition / part: wave velocities under thermal and anisotropic condition, Cooperation Partner: SINTEF, ENel Green Power, National Research Council of Italy, CAU Kiel / Applied Geophysics, RWTH Aachen, TU Freiberg,  EU HORIZON 2020, 2015-2018
  • ANGUS II - Effects of  using the geological underground as a thermal, electrical or material storage - Integration of underground storage technologies into the energy system transformation using the example of the Schleswig-Holstein model area, Cooperation partners: Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Europa-Universität Flensburg, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Hochschule Flensburg, BMWi - joint project, 2017-2020

  • GEOMINT -  Geomechanical integrity of host and barrier rocks - experiment, modeling and analysis of discontinuities, Cooperation partner:  Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR), Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU), Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ (Gesamtkoordination), Institut für Gebirgsmechanik GmbH (IfG Leipzig), Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Universität Stuttgart, 2017-2020.

Geotechnical Engineering:

  • GLUESTRENGHT - Stabilized hydro-permeable vibro replacement stone columns, Cooperation partner: TU Wien, University Innsbruck, Keller Austria, DMI Berlin, BMWi, 2014-2017
  • FIBERSLAG - Development of sustainable fiber reinforced/modified embankments, Cooperation partner: Universal Bau GmbH, LZR Baur-Beton GmbH, ALTEX GmbH, BMWi, 2015-2018
  • BodenStab - Quick stabilisation of weak soils, Cooperation partner: Kutec AG Salt Technologies, IAB Weimar, Beyer Baustoffe, IBU Hutschenreuther, Meier Bodenstabilisierung GmbH, BMWi, 2016-2018

Finished projects

Numerical Methods:

  • Simulation of seismic wave fields by non-conventional BIEM, DFG, 2013-2015
  • Advanced system identification of existing R/C bridges and buildings taking into account soil-structure interaction, Program IKYDA - Exchange and scientific cooperation between Germany and Greece, DAAD, 2012-2013
  • Seismic Waves in Laterally Inhomogeneous Geological Media with Discontinuities, Cooperation partner: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki / Greece, Bulgarian Academy of Science / Bulgaria, University of Novi Sad / Serbia, NATO Collaborative Linking Grant, 2010-2012
  • Hybrid Approach to Performance Based Design in Balkan Region, Cooperation partner: Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria, University of Architecture Sofia, Bulgaria, NATO Collaborative Linking Grant, 2006-2008

Material Design & Energy Geotechnics:

  • DUOFILL - High thermal conductive geomaterial for backfill of high-voltage cables, Cooperation partner: Christoffers On and Subsea, G quadrat, IAB Weimar, BMWi, 2013-2016

Geotechnical Engineering:

  • combined delineation of subsurface structures and the assesment of rock parameters Geotechnologien, 2006-2009 Cooperation partner: Helmholtz-Centre of environmental research UFZ, Geotomography GmbH, BMBF / DFG – Special program Geotechnologien – cooperative project COMEXTECH
  • Sustainable design of earth work, Cooperation partner: HIB GmbH, Universal Bau GmbH, BMWi, 2012-2014
  • VIETFILL - Sustainable Reconstruction and Repair of Dikes and Earth Structures in Vietnam, Cooperation partner: Vietnam Institute of Material, Joint Stock Company for Water and Environment Hung Thangh, TPH Bausysteme Gmbh, Universal Bau Gmbh, Cristoffers Gmbh, G quadrat GmbH, IAB Weimar, BMWi, 2013-2016