The Chair of Steel, Lightweight and Composite Construction, together with the chairs of the constructive department of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, operates the joint facility of the Structural Engineering at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (KIBKON).
The equipment of the Structural Testing Laboratory in the Hall IAN is set up on a total area of 2500 square meters. A large part of the area is occupied by the test fixtures, whereby in addition to test machines in sizes from 100 to 20,000 kN capacity, flexible test cylinders and load frames are also available. This equipment enables a variety of tests to be carried out according to applicable standards and guidelines or according to individual specifications.
In addition to ensuring the range of services, the Structural Testing Laboratory has a modern workshop and a concrete laboratory. Furthermore, the measurement of mechanical properties is an integral part of the performance of the Structural Testing Laboratory.