Foto: Christina Bleier
Laboratory nameMaterials Testing Laboratory
Abbreviated nameWPL
Academic leadershipProf. Dr. mont. Helmut Wieser
RoomF 1.01
Laboratory belongs to
  • Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor in Environmental and Process Engineering
  • Master in Lightweight Construction and Composite Technology
  • Master in Environmental and Process Engineering
HistoryProf. Dr. mont. Helmut Wieser took over leadership of the laboratory from Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Peter Tautzenberger in WS 17/18.
Tasks and objectives
  • Conducting different types of materials testing (see laboratory equipment)
  • Among other things, this laboratory is used for the practical training in material technology (Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering and in Environmental and Process Engineering), for the practical training in metallography in the Welding Technology module (Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering) and for analyzing samples from the Fiber Composite Laboratory and the Laboratory for Welding Technology, as well as for thesis and project work.
Laboratory equipment
  • ZWICK universal testing machine for tensile, compression, bending and torsion loading, maximum force 250 kN
  • Pendulum impact tester for Charpy notched bar impact test with a working capacity of 300 J, suitable for testing metal materials
  • Erichsen cupping device for testing cupping capacity of metallic materials
  • Rockwell hardness tester BALUT, type BMS203RSR, measurement according to Rockwell and Super-Rockwell
  • Brinell/Vickers hardness tester WOLPERT, type Dia Testor 2n with hardness measuring electronics ESI, type HME compact, measuring range HV1 to HV50 and HBW up to max. 2452 N (250 kp)
  • Small load hardness tester ZWICK, type ZHV10 with automatic evaluation, software ZWICK testXpert, measuring range HV0,01 to HV10
  • Pendulum impact tester for plastics ZWICK, measuring range 0.5 to 4 J
  • Shore hardness tester FRANK, type 104, testing according to Shore A and Shore D
  • Ball indentation hardness tester for plastics FRANK, type 38567, test load levels 49, 132, 358, 961 N
  • Digital ultrasonic testing device KARL DEUTSCH, type Echograph1090, incl. DAC and AVG measuring methods, various probes
  • Incident/transmitted light microscope LEICA, TYPE DM2500M, magnification 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000x, light/dark field, polarization, interference contrast, with evaluation software LEICA LAS4.0.0 incl. measuring module and multifocus
  • Universal testing machine Hegewald & Peschke for tensile, compression, bending and shear tests, maximum force 50 kN (laboratory section Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Baeten, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Goller)
  • Digital microscope Keyence, type VHX-5000, zoom lens magnification 0.1 - 50x/working distance 95 mm, zoom lens magnification 20 - 200x/working distance 25.5 mm, zoom lens magnification 250 - 2500x/working distance 6.5 mm, light/dark field, polarization, swiveling stand with electric XY rotary table and motorized Z axis, software Keyence VHX-H2M2 with module for 3D profile measurement (laboratory section Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Baeten, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralf Goller)
  • Hydropulsator Schenck PSA 0401 (rated capacity +/- 40 kN, max. ca. 50 Hz) with modern DOLI open-loop and closed-loop control equipment (laboratory section Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Weigand)