Services and Research Structural Engineering Lab

Services Structural Engineering Lab


Static and dynamic tests in the large testing hall

  • Tensile compression bending tests on concrete / steel /polymers /rubber /masonry and gypsum
  • Fatigue tests on structural elements made of concrete / steel / polymers /rubber /masonry and gypsum
  • Punching shear tests on concrete decks; tests on concrete and steel columns, bridge bearings, anchor head systems and pull-off tests

Static and dynamic tests on cable systems and anchorages

  • Tensile fatigue and rupture tests
  • Load transfer tests on anchor heads
  • Low temperature tests of cable systems / anchorage
  • Saddle- / Deviation test

Other services:

  • In-situ monitoring and load testing of structures for the verification of calculated characteristics.
  • Empa develops new methods of retrofitting in cooperation with industrial partners.
    Empa accompanies the development of new amterials and methods from the initial concept to a commercial products.
  • Consulting services for specific problems in structural engineering (earthquakes, FRP strengthening and damage claims).

Accreditation as testing laboratory for fatigue and static tests see pdf-File