Lifetime management

Lifetime Management The MPA University of Stuttgart offers expertise inDesign above fatigue and fracture mechanical assuranceCalculations over the entire life cycleEvaluation of life cycle usageAlong with a large amount of…

Corrosion Protection

Corrosion Protection The Research Centre for Steel, Timber and Masonry (VAKA) services include the investigation of corrosion resistance of metallic and non-metallic coatings as well as components and products made…

Endurance tests

Endurance tests The Research Centre for Steel, Timber and Masonry VAKA provides more than 40 testing machines enabling a wide range of different investigations. Tests under dynamic loading can be…

Static Loading

MPA's testing facilities enable full scale testing of large parts and components. Source: MPA Stuttgart The Research Centre for Steel, Timber and Masonry (VAKA) provides more than 40 testing machines…

Tower and nacelle

Several WindForS members have strong expertise in the techniques and materials used for the construction and manufacturing of wind turbine towers and nacelles. Rotor hub after completion. Source: MPA Stuttgart…

Rotor blades

Wind turbine rotor blades frequently exceed 80 m in length. Composite materials offer enormous weight savings along with excellent fatigue properties.The main components of rotor blades are a load-carrying web-spar-structure and…

Wind Turbine Dynamics

Wind Turbine Dynamics Load Simulation WindForS members use many different software tools to simulate loads on onshore and offshore wind turbines. The spectrum goes from reduced models for longer simulated…

Foundation and Support Structures

Foundation and Support Structures Stress concentration in the shear connection in the grout connection under eccentric loading. Illustration: MPA Stuttgart The Research Centre for Steel, Timber and Masonry of the…

Materials Testing Institute (MPA)

Materials Testing Institute (MPA) University of Stuttgart Specialist areas The MPA's activities cover civil and mechanical engineering with both research areas benefiting from the resulting synergies.Material development, certification and applicationComponent…

Construction and manufacturing

Construction and Manufacturing Wind turbines are complex machines with many different materials and components. We investigate how different materials, manufacturing methods, and automated quality control could reduce costs and increase…

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