The Construction Engineering Research Group (CERG) focuses on the analytical, numerical, and experimental research to assess the technical design of both structures and road infrastructure. In doing so, CERG wants to facilitate the transfer from fundamental research towards practical applications and into practice.
The Construction Engineering Research Group (CERG) was founded in 2014 as a part of the Faculty of Engineering Technology. Its research domains focus on the analytical and numerical modelling as well as experimental testing of mechanical behaviour of structural systems and the general design of road infrastructure. The research group strives towards applying fundamental research into intelligent and practical applications that meet the current trends and needs of the construction sector and society.
The synergy between the fundamental and application-oriented research allows CERG to investigate, model and simulate failure modes in structures in pro- and interactive ways across the scales. CERG thus aims at bridging fundamental and application-oriented structural mechanical research. In this regard, the research group is committed to:
Assessment of the mechanical behaviour of structures and structural elements using relatively simple design models available in the current standards and state of the art.
The structural response beyond the scope of the available standards and under extensive loading configurations can also be modelled in more detail using advanced numerical models.