Selected projects

Information on some of our flagship research projects

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 2013, 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. Learn more about this project here.

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).


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 of Fasteners in Concrete

The research project will systematically investigate the fatigue behavior of fasteners in concrete in order to determine the influence of the static load level on the load-bearing capacity of fatigue-stressed fasteners. 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.


This image shows Stefan Weihe

Stefan Weihe

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Managing Director

This image shows Harald Garrecht

Harald Garrecht

Prof. Dr.-Ing.


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