The Structural Engineering Laboratory
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Engineering and Technology
Type of infrastructure
- Mechanical testing equipment, servo-hydraulic machinery, load and displacement measurements, climate chamber, wind-driven rain testing equipment
Name of national/international infrastructure this infrastructure belongs toNational:
LTH is part of the Swedish Universities of the Built Environment where Chalmers, KTH and LTU are members. Lab facilities, such as HSB Living Lab (Chalmers, Angela Sasic Kalagasidis) and Complab (LTU) are used in joint research projects.
DescriptionThe laboratory infrastructure at the School of Civil Engineering, Lund University, represents a substantial and unique facility among the universities in Sweden in terms of access to advanced testing of structures at micro to macro levels. The research today is diversified and ranges from basic research to applied research in close collaboration with industry. Examples of research include e.g. mechanical behavior of structures built with new superlight composite and new bio-based materials for the construction sector, characterization and/or validation of mechanical behavior of materials, structural components and joints.
Equipment and resourcesMechanical testing equipment: servo-hydraulic machinery (MTS), load and displacement measurements. Climate chamber and simple wind-driven rain testing equipment.
Services providedThe services include testing aiming at verification and characterization of mechanical performance of building materials components and structures.
All acquired data are stored and transferred locally.
Management of the infrastructureThe laboratory is managed by the head of the division.
Available for loanAvailable for loan - internal and external
Terms of access:
The lab provides services to research groups within the departments of Building and Environmental Technology and Construction Sciences, especially the Division of Structural Mechanics. For other departments at LU or for external organizations and companies, the services are also available (user fees).
Recent research outputs
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Paper in conference proceeding
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaper › Specialist publication article