Electric field and power density distribution for dry antifreeze and ground A (Markus Kraus, UFZ)

Project title: Ressourcen- und Energieeffizienz durch Implementierung der Radiowellen-Technologie im Bauwesen – Teilprojekt: Modellierung und Visualisierung elektromagnetischer Felder
(Project title – English translation: Resource and energy efficiency based on the implementation of radio wave technology in construction processes – subproject: Modelling and visualisation of electromagnetic fields)

Short project description:
The aim of the joint project RWInnoBau is the development of innovations in production and work processes of the construction industry as well as the significant increase of their environmental compatibility and sustainability based on the integration of the radio wave technology. Industrial applications focus on the resource-conserving production and processing of asphalt materials and fresh concrete within the framework of finished part production. The project also focuses on the development of a modelling and visualisation platform, which is of fundamental importance for process and plant development as well as for the evaluation, interpretation and generalisation of test results. It is possible to derive procedures for the sustainable use of radio waves technology and to identify potential effects on action at an early stage. The process engineering work is supported by the development and validation of novel test and screening methods for the construction sector.

As part of the planned project work, numerical methods for the analysis of electro-magnetic and thermal fields caused by the use of radio wave technology in specific application areas of the construction sector are analysed as well as further developed and integrated into a modelling platform with commercial and scientific software components. The coupled models are able to study process parameters and parameter effects during system operation. Scenario simulations focus on the evolution of local electromagnetic fields, on temperature field studies, and on the analysis of moisture transport in building materials. Structural, process and measurement data as well as simulation results are prepared in an integrative 3D-visualisation system for technical discussion and public presentation.

Project duration: 01/18-12/20

Funding organisation: BMBF/KMU-NetC


Project partners:

  • Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
  • Hentschke Bau GmbH Bautzen
  • Institut Dr. Körner & Partner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH Leipzig
  • Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK)
  • RWTec – Management am FTZ Leipzig e.V. – coordinator
  • Schulz & Berger Luft- und Verfahrenstechnik GmbH Altenburg
  • Vogtländische Straßen-, Tief- und Rohrleitungsbau GmbH Rodewisch

The research for this project was conducted in close cooperation with the Chair of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.

At the UFZ, research for this project was also conducted at the Department Environmental Engineering.

At the Department of Environmental Informatics, research for this project was being conducted at the workgroup Computational Systems Analysis.

Project website: not available

This research was also part of the OpenGeoSys initiative (