The Structural Engineering Laboratory


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Engineering and Technology

Type of infrastructure

  • Equipment


  • 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 to

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.


The 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 resources

Mechanical testing equipment: servo-hydraulic machinery (MTS), load and displacement measurements. Climate chamber and simple wind-driven rain testing equipment.

Services provided

The 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 infrastructure

The laboratory is managed by the head of the division.

Available for loan

Available 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

Miklós Molnár, Jonas Niklewski & Ivar Björnsson, 2021, Lund: Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Div. of Structural Engineering. 107 p. (TVBK-3077)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Jonas Niklewski & Miklós Molnár, 2020 Jul 5, Brick and Block Masonry - From Historical to Sustainable Masonry: Proceedings of the 17th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference. Kubica, J., Kwiecień, A. & Bednarz, Ł. (eds.). CRC Press/Balkema, p. 987-993 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Jonas Niklewski, Miklós Molnár & Per-Olof Rosenkvist, 2020 Apr 2, Bygg & teknik, 2/20, p. 47-49 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperSpecialist publication article

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