smart materials, active matter, adaptive surfaces, programmable materials, acoustics, shape memory alloy

SoundAdapt 2.0

The research project SoundAdapt 2.0 builds on the SoundAdapt project and likewise deals with the development of acoustically variable kinetic surfaces. Adaptive wall panels are being developed that can be installed in existing rooms and enable room acoustic parameters to be varied quickly and easily according to the respective user needs. Effective geometrical changes of this variable surface system are achieved through the deployment of shape memory alloys (SMA). In this cooperative project, the weißensee academy of art berlin is especially focusing on how SMA actuators can be seamlessly integrated into flexible surfaces using 3D printing and casting processes.

Lead: Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina
DXM Researcher: Paula van Brummelen

ADA Acoustics & Media Consultants GmbH
Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkzeugmaschinen und Umformtechnik
Schirmer GmbH Beratende Ingenieure

Research project funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research within the framework of the smart³ project