building envelope research group


Experimental studies for teaching, research and services performed on a variety of test equipment from micro to macro level. A clamping field with test and support gantries allows pressure and tensile forces of up to 400 kN to be applied.
In addition to mechanical material and load capacity tests, building physics studies can be carried out and materials artificially aged.
Essential test equipment is listed below.


Test hall/center

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Tension field

The 3m × 4m span enables the construction of a wide variety of experimental setups. In combination with the load frame "Mocokit 400" experimental load tests of up to 400kN can be applied.

© Christian Pfütze

Tension kit MOCOKIT 400

Tension kit MOCOKIT 400 Consist of 3m wide load and edition Portals to perform bending tests of up to 400 kN.

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Pendulum impact device DIN 18008-4

Pendulum impact tester with a double tire pendulum according to DIN 12600 (50 kg) for pendulum impact tests to examine the shock resistance of fall-resistant glazing according to DIN 18008-4. The pendulum impact device is mobile and can also be used on construction sites..

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Impactor DIN 18008-5

Impact body made of stainless steel according to DIN 18008-5, appendix A, with a mass of 40 kg to prove the impact resistance of walkable glazing according to DIN 18008-5.

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Impactor DIN EN 596

Linen sack, filled with solid glass balls Ø 3 mm according to DIN EN 596: 1995 with a total weight of 50 kg for carrying out impact and residual load tests on crash-resistant overhead glazing according to GS-Bau-18, which is conditionally accessible for cleaning and maintenance purposes.

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Experimenteal devices DIN 18008-6

Testing device as a double tire case with 50 kg mass for examaming of the shock resistance of conditionally accessible overhead glazing according to DIN 18008-6.

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Sphere drop test DIN EN 356 and DIN 52338

Stand for falling sphere test for examining safety glass according to DIN EN 356 and DIN 52338.

Laboratory equipment

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Universal testing machiene

The universal testing machine (UPM) allows tensile, compression, shear, deflection, peel, tearing and bending tests with loads up to 100kN. With the two-axial video extensimeter, deformations can be measured without contact.

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Climate chamber

Various climatic chambers for temperature / humidity storage. Measurements of heat transfer through wall constructions against indoor climate are possible. The temperature can be adjusted from -80 ° C up to + 180 ° C and range from + 10 ° C to + 95 ° C The humidity can be adjusted between values of 10% and 98% relative humidity. Fast heating and cooling rates of up to 3 K / min allow rapid temperature changes.

© Lukas Guffler

Temperature cabinets

Temperature storage and solvent and detergent resistance tests are performed in a temperature cabinet within the temperature range of + 30 ° C to + 250 ° C. In addition to maintaining a constant temperature, it is possible to schedule different temperature programs with multiple ramps/increase and hold phases.

© Lukas Guffler

Spray chamber

The spray chamber allows the investigation of materials under the action of a corrosive medium. Especially components with metallic elements, corrosion can lead to severe material changes or failure of the material or joint.

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Contact angle gauge Krüss DSA 25

The contact angle measurement is a suitable method for assessing the wettability of adhered surfaces. The size of the contact angle depends on the interactions between joining part and measuring liquid, wherein the contact angle increases with low interactions.

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Light microscope Olympus BX40

With the help of transmitted light or reflected light microscopy, the finest structures and surfaces can be identified. Microscopy is used for surface and porous evaluation of a wide variety of building materials.

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Scattered light polariscope SCALP 5

Laser-optical measuring device for determining the degree of preloaded thermally toughened flat glass (ESG / TVG).