Collaborative Research Unit

Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory for Structural Engineering and Building Materials

Acronym
LMV
Co-ordinator
Other information
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Sustainable buildings and cities
    • Construction materials
    • Construction materials technology
    • Construction mechanics
    • Infrastructure engineering and asset management
    • Life cycle analysis of construction materials
    • Non-destructive testing, safety and diagnosis
    • Construction engineering not elsewhere classified
    • Structural engineering
    • Structural engineering not elsewhere classified
    • Heat transfer
    • Glass
    • Ceramic and glass materials not elsewhere classified
    • Computational materials science
    • Materials recycling and valorisation
Description
The Magnel-Vandepitte Laboratory is the largest Belgian research centre in the field of structural engineering and building materials. The focus covers fundamental scientific and applied engineering research, with topics ranging from materials behaviour at microscopic and sub-microscopic scale to structural behaviour and structural reliability on large scale, considering different materials (concrete, steel, glass, composites …) and the interaction between such materials, and considering the effect of different mechanical and environmental actions including the interaction with fire.