Laboratory Equipment

Physical investigations:

  • Investigation of elastic modules (static and dynamic, dynamic at temperatures up to 1650°C)
  • Fracture mechanical investigations, fractography
  • Strength measurements (compression strength, bending strength, adhesive strength)
  • Different kinds of testing- and lab kilns
  • Determination of densities 
  • Laser granulometry
  • Dilatometry
  • High temperature viscosimetry
  • Creep testing machines

Mineralogical investigations:

  • Hot stage microscope
  • Transmitted light microscopes and reflected light microscopes
  • Scanning electron microscope
  • X-ray diffraction with Rietveld-analysis
  • Creep testing machines

Further equipment:

  • Thermo gravimetric analysis and differential thermal analysis
  • Cement- and binders laboratory with investigations of building materials
  • Investigations of building materials in climate control room
  • Further analysers for examinaton of building materials (slump, vicat-analyser, shrinkage analyser, air void content, screens, Blaine-analyser, etc.)
  • Data logger for long term determination of physical variables
  • Workshop for wood- and metall works