KIT Steel and Lightweight Structures

Digital Life Cycle Engineering: Research Topics and Methodological Competences

The working group Digital Life Cycle Engineering combines research topics of the two megatrends digitalization and sustainability. The following main objectives are being pursued for the construction sector:

  • Provision of life cycle information for decision makers
  • Integration of data for holistic analyses in digital building models
  • Use of open interfaces and data exchange formats
  • Execution of multi-criteria and multi-scale analyses under consideration of uncertainties

As a result, holistic calculation methods, computer-aided calculation procedures as well as benchmarks for components, building elements and structures can be provided. This will strengthen the collaboration between building professionals and improve the decision-making process. The most important research contents and the decisive methods used are visualized in the following graphic.

Forschungsinhalte Digital Life Cycle EngineeringTim Zinke
Forschungsprojekte "Digital Life Cycle Engineering"
Title Contact Person Funding Term

BMVI, mFUND

2021 - 2022

KIT ExU-Project, BMBF, MWK

2020 - 2021

AiF Projekt GmbH, BMWi (ZIM)

2020 - 2021

PtJ, BMU

2019 - 2022

FOSTA

2017 - 2020

BASt

2014 - 2014

FOSTA, AiF

2013 - 2015

Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)

BMWi, AIF, FOSTA

5/2010