Bachelor Theses

The division of building materials offers bachelor theses on various areas of building material technology. The assignment of topics is done by means of registering directly at the division. Due to constrained support capacities, it may not be possible to support all interested candidates in case of strong demand. The interested candidates are advised to contact the division at an early stage.

Contact: Niklas Nolte (, 0531-391-5581).


  • Every semester an allocation of thesis topic takes place in the seminar room B52.4, during which interested students can enrol for a topic within the mandate of registration. The date for the allocation of topics for the coming winter semester 2018/2019 will be announced shortly. The topics for the summer semester 2018 have already been assigned.
  • Students can schedule an appointment for general academic consultation. In order to best serve you, it is helpful to make an appointment in advance.
  • Registration for the winter semester 2018/2019 is only possible until the application date. Thenceforth, no additional topics are allotted. Registration for the winter semester 2018/2019 can be made via e-mail (

Topics for the WiSe 2018/2019

The topics for the winter semester 2018/2019 are yet to be proclaimed. However, the following tasks from the summer semester 2018 offer a good orientation for potential topic suggestions:

  • Investigation of fracture surfaces of various types of mortars under the microscope.
  • Rehabilitation concept for a car park/ an underground garage.
  • Rheological properties of concrete for shotcrete 3D printing (SC3DP).
  • Finite element modelling parametric study on the mechanical properties of concrete.
  • Comparison of two laser backscattering measurement methods (FBRM/ORM) for measurement of in situ particle size distribution in cementitious suspensions.
  • Material behaviour under high loading speeds and pressures - Test methods, boundary conditions and results.
  • Evaluation of freeze-thaw cycle-induced damage in concrete using micro-CT.
  • Development of a concrete equivalent mortar based on a high-performance concrete - investigation of the thickness of the interfacial transition zone and comparison of the mechanical properties.
  • Experimental investigation of the rheological properties of cement suspensions at high shear rates.

Type of student projects

As guidelines for working on student projects in the field of building materials and reinforced concrete construction, besides our assistance in positioning citations in scientific work (only available in German), kindly allude to the following documents.