Let us take you into the exciting world of top-level research at the MPA University of Stuttgart.
- The Blue Tower in Bad Wimpfen
The Blue Tower in Bad Wimpfen was built in the 13th century as a keep. Since then it has been subjected to several structural changes, most recently the addition of four corner towers. Since 2012, a consortium with scientific-technical participation of the MPA University of Stuttgart has been investigating the tower and, based on this, has been fundamentally renovating it since 2018. Find out more about this project.
- Ariane Booster
The European Space Agency (ESA) is currently developing a new system for space transportation, the Ariane 6 rocket, and the central functional test of the solid rocket is being conducted at the MPA University of Stuttgart. Find out more about the project and the test in our 32-meter deep test shaft.
- Concrete roadway 4.0
The increasing traffic loads on german roadways with simultaneously rising demands on their quality and durability requires a rethinking in the choice of building materials, construction and in the execution. Find out here how the MPA University of Stuttgart and a consortium of partners develop the road of the future in a project funded by the German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt).
- NIBALO 725
The aim of the project is to investigate the material behavior of improved materials for use in high-efficiency and highly flexible future power plants with steam temperatures up to 725° C. More information about the project can be found here.
- IGF Fatigue behavior of connections close to the edge
The aim of the project is to investigate these near-edge connections subject to fatigue loading, taking into account the influence of the reinforcement. For this purpose, experimental and numerical investigations are to be carried out on individual fastenings and selected connection details under variation of the load level and the effective reinforcement.
More information about the project can be found here
- SPP 2020 Concrete Fatigue
The research project will investigate temperature- and moisture-induced damage processes in high-performance concretes as a result of cyclic, multiaxial compressive swell loading.
More information about the project can be found here.
- EASI ZERo
The aim of the EU project EASI ZERo is therefore to advance the development of sustainable building materials for energy-efficient buildings for renovation and new construction. EASI ZERo is developing and validating an easy-to-install comprehensive system of sustainable materials for the building envelope to ensure efficient and sustainable energy renovation with a low energy footprint and CO2 emissions close to zero. More information about the project can be found here.
The Exploit4InnoMat project aims to provide a sustainable solution for the development, upscaling and validation of new material concepts across Europe. The goal is to establish an open European innovation network of testbeds and pilot lines (Open Innovation Testbeds - OITB) for building envelope materials that will facilitate the achievement of the EU's target for near-zero energy buildings (nZEB). More information about the project can be found here.