In order to enable extensive research, adaptive components such as actuators and sensors will be integrated into the supporting structure of the demonstration tower even in the basic configuration. Eight hydraulic actuators are integrated in the supports and 16 in the diagonals. More than 200 strain gauges are also applied as sensors to the supporting structure.
This demonstration tower will be a 12-storey high-rise building with a floor area of approx. 5m x 5m. All structural components as well as the façade can be exchanged and modified during the ongoing research since a regular segmentation of the steel structure enables a high degree of flexibility. Vertical access is provided by an external stair tower, which makes the floors accessible via connecting bridges.
The experimental platform planned for the demonstration tower and completed in 2019 lies adjacent to the existing experimental platform of the ILEK, which already houses the Stuttgart SmartShell and other ultralightweight prototypes.
As an interdisciplinary project, Z01 combines the research concepts and results of the other projects A, B and C in the demonstration tower. Methods developed in these projects will be applied to the demonstration tower and their feasibility can be verified under real life conditions. Thereby gained results will form the basis for new research projects.
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E. h. Dr. h.c. Werner Sobek, Institute for Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.c. Oliver Sawodny, Institute for System Dynamics