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2020
DTU studerende Kristian Ullum Kristensen og Dan Skovgaard Jensen udvikler nye byggematerialer af svamperødder.
30 APR

Boards and insulation of fungi can become new building materials

Fungi grown on residual waste from hemp or cotton can become an alternative to mineral insulation and wood-based boards.

Construction materials Fire prevention technology and safety
Foto: Bax Lindhardt
22 JAN

Fewer product numbers equal stronger revenues at Rockwool

Collaborative research has helped ROCKWOOL halve the number of products in their range. This will help the company to significantly increase its revenue in the coming years...

Operations analysis Construction materials
2019
DTU Byg ødelægger betonkonstruktion for at teste numeriske beregningsmodeller i computerprogram. Foto: Mikal Schlosser
11 OCT

DTU destroys building to check computer program

Loading a two-storey building will clarify whether numerical models in computer programs ensure sufficient strength and load-carrying capacity.

Construction and mechanics Construction materials Building design Building construction
Photo: Colourbox
07 SEP

Heat pumps to use more climate-friendly coolant

Researchers will investigate how to replace the current coolant used in heating systems for single-family houses with new coolants with reduced climate footprint.

Materials Construction and mechanics
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
02 JUL

Roskilde Festival sustainability lab for students

For the tenth time, a group of DTU students used Roskilde Festival as an outdoor laboratory for testing new technologies that can make the festival more sustainable and...

Electricity supply Energy efficiency Wind energy Innovation and product development Entrepreneurship Waste management Building design
Photo: Bunch Bygningsfysik
17 JUN

The mystery of the weeping walls

Magnesium-oxide boards, or MgO boards, were used in construction from 2010-2015 as windbreak panels until it turned out that the boards had a frightening ability to absorb...

Construction and mechanics Construction materials
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
20 MAY

Human impact on indoor climate is being mapped

Advanced climate chamber measurements provide new knowledge about human emissions and impact on indoor climate in buildings.

Indoor climate Ecosystems Air pollution CO2 separation and CO2 storage Environment and pollution Construction and mechanics
Photo: Dynatest
14 MAY

Laser trucks help maintain roads

Pavement engineering company, Dynatest, has developed a truck in partnership with DTU which analyses the state of the road using laser technology.

Lasers Construction and mechanics Information technology Mathematics Transport and logistics
Illustration: Gert K. Nielsen
23 APR

Wind turbines to venture out into the deep sea

Floating offshore wind turbines are gaining ground. A new Danish project aims to make it cheaper and easier to produce floating foundations for deep water.

Energy Wind energy Energy production Construction and mechanics
Photo: Banedanmark
12 APR

New knowledge will change rail maintenance

Danish research has solved the riddle of the large quantity of cracks observed in European rails in the past 10-15 years.

Construction and mechanics Transport and logistics
Illustration: Bocart
06 MAR

New design brings competitive advantages for go-kart manufacturer

BEng students develop entirely new type of coupling enabling disassembly of off-road go-karts for easier and cheaper transport.

Construction and mechanics
Photo: Torben Eskerod
04 MAR

DTU tests eco-friendly concrete in new construction project

Students, researchers, and project partners came to watch as a newly developed green concrete was cast in a new laboratory building at DTU Civil Engineering.

Construction and mechanics Building design Building construction Construction materials
Photo: Agile Automotive
25 FEB

Final project can boost racing car performance

BEng student has developed a new, lighter type of roll cage for racing cars which offers improved acceleration and road handling.

Construction and mechanics Materials
2018
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
28 NOV

Crushed mining waste can replace cement

Mining waste can replace up to ten per cent of the cement used in concrete without compromising the strength of the materials.

Construction materials Building construction Climate change Environment and pollution Waste management
Photo: DFD
06 SEP

Industrial processes to be electrified

Ambitious research project wants to find electric solutions to replace heat treatment in for instance the food industry and in laundries. The next step is a national strategy...

Construction and mechanics Electricity supply Energy
Grafik: Jonathan Rebien Olesen
05 SEP

Automated design tool for smooth cooperation in construction projects

Computational automation can help ensure that engineers are involved earlier in the building design process than is the case today. This makes it possible to test promising...

Building design Computer calculations Software and programming
Photo: Sabina Askholm Larsen, DTU
23 AUG

Combining competences for better urban planning

A European summer course is a unique opportunity for students from DTU, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), and HafenCity Universität in Hamburg to combine their very...

Coasts and harbours
Photo: Sine Fiig, Thürmer Tools
22 MAY

Family business ready for Industry 4.0

Thürmer Tools has been manufacturing special thread cutting tools for more than 100 years. The company is now a front runner in Industry 4.0 and has plans to create...

Engineering Innovation and product development Software and programming
Photo: Pernille Erland Jensen
27 APR

Mining waste to be utilized in building materials

DTU is a partner in a new EU project aimed at recycling of mining waste in building materials.

Construction materials Waste management Raw materials and raw materials exploitation
Photo: Lisbeth Lassen
21 FEB

Digital 3D metal printing opens up new world for industry

In the Danish manufacturing sector, 3D printing in metal is still a new and relatively untested area, and generally there is a lack of digital tools for handling production...

Construction and mechanics Materials Production and management