An overview of the reseach activities of the institute

The institute offers a broad research spectrum with its two departments "Materials and Construction" and Fastening- and Strengthening Methods"

Department Materials and Construction

Sensors in a structure during concrete production (c)
Sensors in a structure during concrete production

The research activities of the department cover following topics:

  • Innovative Materials
  • Concrete mixing technology
  • Energy-optimised building constructions
  • Energetic retrofitting

Department Fastening and Strengthening Methods

Servo-hydraulic testing cylinder (c)
Servo-hydraulic testing cylinder

Overview of current research activities:

  • Load bearing behavior of anchors and adhesive bonding
    Investigations on the behavior of various  anchor systems in concrete and masonry: cast-in anchors and anchor channels, post-installed anchors as adhesive bonded anchors, expansion anchors undercut anchors

  • Bond behavior of reinforcement and anchorage
    Improvement of testing procedures by development of new methods (beam-end-test) under various applications as static and dynamic loading, environmental influences and special loadings

  • Strengthening methods for reinforced concrete structures
  • Hazard Engineering
    -> Junior professorship "Innovative strengthening with fastenings"

  • Numerical Simulation of complex processes of concrete and reinforced concrete structures
    -> Numerical Simulation


Harald Garrecht
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Harald Garrecht


Jan Hofmann
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Jan Hofmann

Substitute Director

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