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Simon Bechert


Research Associate


Keplerstrasse 11
70174 Stuttgart

  1. Krtschil, A., Orozco, L., Bechert, S., Wagner, H. J., Amtsberg, F., Chen, T.-Y., Shah, A., Menges, A., & Knippers, J. (2022). Structural development of a novel punctually supported timber building system for multi-storey construction. Journal of Building Engineering, 58, 104972.
  2. Bechert, S., Aldinger, L., Wood, D., Knippers, J., & Menges, A. (2021). Urbach Tower: Integrative structural design of a lightweight structure made of self-shaped curved cross-laminated timber. Structures, 33, 3667--3681.
  3. Orozco, L., Krtschil, A., Wagner, H. J., Bechert, S., Amtsberg, F., Skoury, L., Knippers, J., & Menges, A. (2021). Design Methods for Variable Density, Multi-Directional Composite Timber Slab Systems for Multi-Storey. In V. Stojakovic & B. Tepavcevic (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th eCAADe Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 303--312). Cumincad.
  4. Bechert, S., Sonntag, D., Aldinger, L., & Knippers, J. (2021). Integrative structural design and engineering methods for segmented timber shells : BUGA Wood Pavilion. Structures, 34(December), Article December.
  5. Wood, D., Grönquist, P., Bechert, S., Aldinger, L., Riggenbach, D., Lehmann, K., Rüggeberg, M., Burgert, I., Knippers, J., & Menges, A. (2020). From Machine Control to Material Programming Self-Shaping Wood Manufacturing of a High Performance Curved CLT Structure - Urbach Tower. In Making Resilent Architecture - FABRICATE 2020 (Vol. 4).
  6. Bechert, S., Sonntag, D., Aldinger, L., & Knippers, J. (2020). Statische Modellierung und Berechnung von Segmentschalen aus Holz. In B. Oesterle, M. Bischoff, & malte Von Scheven (Eds.), Baustatik - Baupraxis 14 (Vol. 14, pp. 407–414).
  7. Lotte Aldinger, Bechert, S., Wood, D., Knippers, J., & Menges, A. (2019). Design and Structural Modelling of Surface-Active Timber Structures Made from Curved CLT - Urbach Tower, Remstal Gartenschau 2019. In C. Gengnagel, O. Baverel, J. Burry, M. Ramsgaard Thomsen, & S. Weinzierl (Eds.), Impact: Design With All Senses (Vol. 30, pp. 419--432). Springer Nature.
  8. Christie, J., Solly, J. J., Bechert, S., & Knippers, J. (2019). Bending-driven Dynamic Corrugation for a Funnel Shell Design. In C. Lázaro, K.-U. Bletzinger, & E. Oñate (Eds.), Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2019 – Structural Membranes 2019 (pp. 2627–2634).
  9. Bechert, S., Groenewolt, A., Krieg, O. D., Menges, A., & Knippers, J. (2018). Structural Performance of Construction Systems for Segmented Timber Shell Structures. Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2018 Creativity in Structural Design.
  10. Garufi, D., Wagner, H. J., Schwinn, T., Wood, D., Bechert, S., Menges, A., & Knippers, J. (2018, September). Fibrous Joints for Lightweight Segmented Timber Shells. RCA Conference 2018.
  11. Krieg, O. D., Bechert, S., Groenewolt, A., Horn, R., Knippers, J., & Menges, A. (2018). Affordances of Complexity: Evaluation of a Robotic Production Process for Segmented Timber Shell Structures. WCTE, Proceedings of the 2018 World Conference on Timber Engineering, 1–8.
  12. Sonntag, D., Bechert, S., & Knippers, J. (2017). Biomimetic timber shells made of bending-active segments. International Journal of Space Structures, Vol. 32((3-4)), Article (3-4).
  13. Bechert, S., Knippers, J., Krieg, O. D., Menges, A., Schwinn, T., & Sonntag, D. (2016). Textile Fabrication Techniques for Timber Shells: Elastic Bending of Custom-Laminated Veneer for Segmented Shell. In S. Adriaenssens, F. Gramazio, M. Kohler, A. Menges, & M. Pauly (Eds.), Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016 (pp. 164 – 169). ETH Zurich.
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