Laboratory for Materials and Structures (M&S)


The Laboratory for Materials and Structures (M&S) carries out mechanical testing of materials, parts of structures or full structures for both private and public sectors. It has been accredited in 2013 by BELAC (ISO 17025).

 

The laboratory is regularly involved in the experimental phase of European, Belgian or Walloon research projects. Experimental experimentations are also performed in the framework of industrial contracts.

 

The M&S Laboratory handles a large quantity of testing machines and devices to work in many various fields such as steel, concrete, timber, and masonry materials, as well as structures, buildings, bridges, reinforcing and prestressing steels, aircraft command connecting rods, shelves, and similar projects/structures. Calibration of measurement and control devices is required for most these instruments. The equipment enables static, dynamic, relaxation and creep tests on samples or real size structures. A unique 11 x 21 m strong testing with anchoring points every 500 mm and a 10 t overhead crane (under hook height of 9 m) is available in the laboratory.

 

Main clients

Alser Innovation

ArcelorMitall

ASWEBO

Bodain

Freyssinet

QUIRI

Polypal

S.A.B.C.A.

Shur-Lock

SPW

Stow

Technical Airborne Components (T.A.C.)

Techspace Aero

Tuc Rail

Contacts

Jean-Pierre JASPART - Profesor
Carl Vroomen - Manager - tél.: +32 4 366 92 33 / 93 40 - fax : + 32 4 366 93 42

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