Soete Laboratory is an important scientific player in fracture mechanics and tribology and is active in both experimental and numerical research on fatigue, fracture, friction, wear, reliability and durability of machine parts and mechanical constructions. In addition to education and fundamental research, special attention is also paid to industrial applications. Soete Laboratory acquired an international reputation with its research on test samples with large-scale dimensions. The laboratory isactive in a wide range of industrial sectors such as metal constructions, machine building, offshore structures, oil and gas, agriculture, etc. The laboratory offers various services, including design and engineering, innovation, numerical simulationsand large-scale testing.