The Research Centre for Steel, Timber and Masonry (VAKA) provides more than 40 testing machines enabling a wide range of different investigations. Tests under static loading can be performed with loads of up to 28000 kN.

The MPA University of Stuttgart offers:

  • Servo hydraulic testing machines for static and dynamic tests
  • Large testing facilities with load floor and reaction walls
  • Large test set-up for realistic boundary conditions

The prerequisites for such multifaceted measurement tasks such as multiple measuring systems for large-scale tests, high frequency measurements for dynamic trials, stress analyses with strain gauges, or optical measurement systems are all present at the MPA. The instrumentations undergoing extreme conditions (such as offshore plants) have very high demands regarding their durability.

VAKA and the MPA University of Stuttgart employ highly qualified personnel with years of experience who can help design tests, carry out measurements, and analyse results.