Welcome to the Structural Testing Laboratory

Institute for Structural Engineering

Information about us

The Structural Testing Laboratory (KIB-KON) was established in 1982 by the chairs of the Institute for Structural Engineering as a collaborative facility focusing on experimental teaching and research. The founding idea of the participating partners was to set up a testing facility for versatile and large-scale experimental research through joint efforts and resources. From this emerged the guiding principle for the strategical orientation of the experimental equipment and infrastructure. From the first day, the testing laboratory had a testing field with an area of 300 m² with various testing actuators, reaction frames and thrust bearings in the load range of 100 kN to 2500 kN. Exclusive research facilities at the Structural Testing Laboratory included a 20 MN universal testing machine with movable crosshead and a shotcrete testing setup with robot technology.

Innovations and new research fields of the participating chairs continue to be the driving force for development and expansion of the collaborative facility. In recent years, investments have been made particularly in modern measurement technology, equipment for high-temperature applications, universal testing machines, concrete laboratory modernization (750 l concrete mixing plant and modern drilling and sawing stand), and workshop equipment (CNC technology and waterjet).

In addition to teaching and research, the Structural Testing Laboratory offers testing services as an independent testing institute for companies and authorities within the framework of technology transfer and exclusive research. On our homepage, you can find information about the current equipment and developed areas of work.

For further questions, we are happy to assist you together with the experts from the various disciplines of the Institute for Structural Engineering at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Mailing Adress

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Konstruktiver Ingenieurbau
Bereich Konstruktionsteilprüfung
Gebäude IAN Fachnr. 61
D-44780 Bochum

Phone: +49 234 32-25654
Facsimile: +49 234 32-14148

Address for Delivery

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Konstruktiver Ingenieurbau
Bereich Konstruktionsteilprüfung
Gebäude IAN
Universitätsstrasse 150. Tor 12
D-44801 Bochum

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