Contact details:

ir. Piet van Staalduinen
Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft

In this laboratory scientific experimental research is conducted on materials and structures used for buildings and infrastructure. Research is leading to new scientific insights in behaviour of materials and structures, thus leading to innovations. Also, research on innovative recycling techniques can be done. The laboratory has state-of-the-art equipment, the infrastructure as a whole is unique in Europe.

Facilities consists of high-bearing capacity floors for dynamic and static loading on which specimens can be mounted and loaded both static and dynamic to 10.000 kN. The 10 ton overhead travelling cranes are enabling testing of structures up to 40 m long, 20 m wide and 8.5 m high. Furthermore, the laboratory has climatized rooms, a dryroom, a shop for preparing specialized concretes, and possibilities to make specialized bituminous specimens. The laboratory has a specialized equipment to test asphalt pavements: Lintrack, enabling durability testing of behaviour of pavements. Static, dynamic and triaxial testing of road and railway materials are also possible. In the near future possibilities will increase by the hexapod, a testing device which enables multiaxial testing.
More information on equipment can be found on:

Connection to strategic developments
Physical Sciences and Engineering