Structural Engineering Group GIS-GE

Experimental structural engineering research provides the opportunity to observe the unknown and to develop new and challenge existing numerical and mechanical models.
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The Civil Engineering Institute (IIC) Platform supports researchers in striving to understand the response of selected parts of structures when subjected to extreme loadings, extending the service duration of existing structures by detecting their effective capacity and developing new structural materials and systems that support our vision of a sustainable, more resilient future for all societies. To reach this goal, the Structural Engineering Platform offers a wide range of experimental facilities for testing structural materials and components at various scales (micrometers to meters) and under a large range of loadings (static and dynamic forces and displacements, temperature). It comprises at present four testing halls, four climatic rooms as well as 3 workshops.