Research Projects

Interdisciplinary research collaborations

INCEEN catalyses interdisciplinary research collaborations in the areas of structural Engineering and environment such as fundamental and applied science and the technological developments. There are five research axes:

  1. Structure and building materials
  2. Building information modelling
  3. Infrastructural planning and management
  4. Energy consumption.
  5. Geodetic monitoring of infrastructure and the environment

Environmental challenges

Major environmental challenges based on notions of sustainability and life cycle analysis are reflected in the ultimate environmental goals of the institute: reduction of energy consumption of energy and natural resources and reduction of CO2 production. Further challenges include the improvement of our understanding of the environment and Earth system on regional to global scales which has the potential to affect decision makers.

Thus, the following three major fields are covered:

  1. Fundamental research with special regard of the civil Engineering context, like Numerical Analyses and Construction Materials Research.
  2. Research on Engineering Structures and Bridges considering material, design, construction and monitoring.
  3. Research in the infrastructural domain with water management and traffic, urban & spatial planning.
  4. Research in the environmental domain with three dimensional crustal monitoring and atmospheric remote sensing

Research projects

Danièle Waldmann

Acronym

Title

Funding

Start Date

Months

SeRaMCo

Secondary Raw Materials for Concrete Precast Products
(introducing new products, applying the circular economy) in collaboration with TU Kaiserslautern (lead),
Université de Lorraine, Université de Liège, TU Delft, several enterprises.
Project SeRaMCo - Description

INTERREG NWE

2017

48

ECON4SD

Eco-construction for sustainable construction.

EU FEDER

2017

48

Miscanthus

Analysis of the structural behaviour of masonry blocks on the basis of Miscanthus concrete.

 

Contern S.A.

2015

48

INSYWA 2

Load bearing capacity of dry-stacked modular masonry bloc.

 

Contern S.A.

2015

48

STATOSTRUC 2

Condition assessment of bridges by analytical and numerical methods.

 

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2014

48

HYFISCREED

Investigation of crack development of a replacement screed based on hybrid fiber reinforced concrete.

Dyckerhoff, Germany

2013

48

CO2REDCEM

Recycling of gravel wash mud for manufacturing CO2-reduced cement.

 

Chaux de Contern, Carrière Feidt, CIMALUX            

2015

48

 

Joachim Hansen

Acronym

Title

Programme

Start Date

Months

INNERS

INNovative Energy Recovery Strategies in the urban water cycle

INTERREG B -North West Europe

04/2010

48

AAL 1+2

Entwicklung eines Frühwarnsystems zur Blankaalabwanderung in der Mosel

Land Rheinland-Pfalz / Aalschutzinitiative / RWE Power AG

03/2013

48

EmiPoll

Emission profiles of wastewater treatment plants and evaluation of their removal efficiencies in Luxembourg

 

AGE

10/2015

20

ZEBRAs

Zukunftsorientierte Einbindung der Faulung und Faulgasverwertung in die Verfahrenskette der
Abwasserreinigung, Schlammbehandlung und -verwertung in Rheinland-Pfalz

 

Ministerium für Umwelt, Forsten und
Verbraucherschutz Rheinland-Pfalz

01/2015

30

BioVirt

Network controlled integration of biological wastewater treatment plants and biogas plants in
the concept of virtual power plants

UL internal Research Project

01/2013

36

EmiSure

Entwicklung von Strategien zur Reduzierung des Mikroschadstoffeintrags in Gewässer
im deutsch-luxemburgischen Grenzgebiet

INTERREG V A
Greater Region

01/2017

36

WoW!

Wider business Opportunities for raw materials from Wastewater

INTERREG B -North West Europe

3/2018

42

 

Christoph Odenbreit

Acronym

Title

Programme

Start Date

Months

DISCCO

Development of improved shear connections rules in composite beams

FP7 - RFCS

07/2012

36

ArcelorMittal Chair of Steel
and Façade Engineering

Cooperation ArcelorMittal-UL focussing on façade systems for steel-intensive solutions.
Support of 150k EUR/year. (started in 2010, renewed in 2015 for another 3 years).

Private third party

01/2010

96

RFCS REDUCE

Reuse and demountability using steel structures and the circular economy

H2020 Framework Programme “RFCS”

07/2016

42

MultiCoSteel

Structural Behaviour of Heavy Composite Columns with Multiple Encased Steel Profiles for High Rise Buildings

Luxembourg
FNR/AFR/PPP

07/2018

41

SRCon

Increase efficiency of composite beams via the activation of the moment bearing capacity of semi rigid,
partial strength composite connections

Funded by ArcelorMittal

05/2014

48

ShearCon

Identification of the shear connection failure mechanism in modern composite beams

Funded by ArcelorMittal

02/2017

48

ISOFIX

Life-cycle design of point-fitted insulation glass units for energy efficient building envelopes

UL internal Research Project

01/2013

36

 

Stefan van Baars

Acronym

Title

Programme

Start Date

Months

               

Advanced design models for pile foundations                                                        

UL internal Research Project  in collaboration with Dr. Jung & Lang GmbH

05/2016

36

 

Improved design of shallow foundations

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01/2015

48

 

3D Constitutive Soil Models for Finite Element Models

In collaboration with Warsaw University of Life Sciences

02/2018

6

 

Markus Schäfer

Acronym

Title

Programme

Start Date

Months

AVEC BNT

Analyse und Vergleich europ. & chinesische bautechnischer Normen der Tragwerksplanung                            

Erasmus+ / Strategic Partnership (KA2)

12/2015

36

 

Felix Norman Teferle

Acronym

Title

Programme

Start Date

Months

GSD.Lux

Potential and Strategies for Geospatial Data Fusion

Structural Position

11/2016

48

MGLTM

Multi-GNSS Benefits for Long-Term Monitoring in the Geosciences

AFR-PhD

05/2014

48

SGSL

Combined Space-Geodetic Observations and Infrastructure for Improved Geocentric Sea Levels

UL Internal Research Project

05/2015

24

GSCG

New Geodetic Infrastructure and Reprocessed GPS Solutions for Sea Level, Climate Change and Geodynamics

UL Internal Research Project

05/2012

36

PWVLUX

The Potential of Precipitable Water Vapour Measurements from Global Navigation Satellite Systems in Luxembourg

AFR-PhD

04/2011

48

POSILUX

A multi-GNSS Real-Time Precise Point Positioning System and its Application in Luxembourg and the Greater Region          

AFR-PDR

05/2014

24

 

Francesco Viti

Acronym

Title

Programme

Start Date

 

MERLIN

Multimodal Electrified infRastructure pLannINg

 

EU FEDER

02/2018

 

eCoBus

electrified Cooperative Bus system

 

FNR-CORE

07/2017

 

COMBUSTYON

Cooperative Operation & Management of Bus Systems
utilizing Intelligent Transport Systems Online

 

UL structural

04/2016

 

 

European design codes

Name

Participation in improvement of European design codes

ODENBREIT Christoph

  • SC4.T3 Composite - Revised rules for shear connection in the presence of modern forms of profiled sheeting
  • CEN/TC250/SC4 - Composite Structures in Steel and Concrete
    CEN/TC250/SC3 - Design of Steel Structures
  • ECCS/TC11 - Steel Composite Construction

WALDMANN Danièle

  • Member of the standardisation committee CEN/TC 250/SC2/WG1/TG2 of the German Committee of reinforced concrete (DAfStb) in Germany.

VAN BAARS Stefan

  • Eurocode 7 “Geotechnical Design”, Workgroup 3 ”Geotechnical Constructions”.  (CEN TC 250 SC 7)
    • Task group 2 “Spread foundations”
    • Task group 3 “Pile foundations”

HANSEN Joachim

  • Arbeitsgruppe KA 13 `Automatisierung von Kläranlagen`, Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall
  • Coordination Group KEK 10 ‘Energy in wastewater facilities’, Deutsche Vereinigung für Wasserwirtschaft, Abwasser und Abfall

 

The aim of this kind of projects is to bundle exiting expertise to strategic research subjects such as:

  • Solving scientific questions and developing new scientific and technical methods for a sustainable multi-story, high-rise office building and thus, to advance the level of scientific understanding in the key-domains that are relevant to next generation office buildings.
  • Promote modular construction with an additional approach to enforce circular economy.