Fastening and Strengthening Methods

Research activities of the Department Fastening and Strengthening Methods

The research activities of the department Fastening and Strengthening Methods cover fastenings in concrete, masonry and other materials, strengthening of reinforced concrete structures and numerical simulation of chemo-hygro-thermo-mechanical processes in reinforced concrete structures. The focus lies on dynamic loading as impact, seismic, fatigue, environmental  influences and special loadings.

Fastening technology

Fundamental research fastening technology investigates the load bearing behavior and the durability of various fastenings in concrete and masonry

Fastening Technology

Innovative Strengthening with Fastenings

Based on experimental and numerical analyses strengthening methods for reinforced concrete structures are examined and new design models developed.

Innovative Strengthening with Fastenings

Numerical Simulation

In order to support experimental tests, in the last two decades the 3D Finite Element Code MASA was developed. The code is aimed to be used for the non-linear nalysis of concrete and reinforced concrete structures.

Numerical Simulation

Adhesive Bonding

Adhesive bonding on concrete surfaces is one of the latest development in fastening technology. The department Fastening and Strengthening Methods investigates the basic behavior of theses bondings and new testing methods.

Adhesive bonding

Hazard Engineering

Examination of the load bearing behavior of fastenings and strengthenings under special loadings as fire, seismic, impact.

Hazard Engineering


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Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Jan Hofmann

Substitute Director

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