Institute of Materials Science
Head of Department: Dr.-Ing. Herbert Juling
The list of investigated monuments and the finished and projects in activity will give a good impression of the great experience the MPA has achieved during the last 15 years.
The experinces worked out in many research projects increasingly are capitalised by customers and responsibles for cultural heritage monuments or buildings with altering materials. Thereby damage analysis with petrografical investigations and phase and microfracture descriptions of natural stones, historical mortars and plasters or bricks are in the main focus with expertises concerning a sensefull and valuable restoration.
Another main focus lies on microscopical judgement in modern civil engineering. In doing so chemical, physical and biological influences on building and constructural materials will investigated and visualised. Especially the possibilities of electron microscopical investigations using the cryo-techniques are very helpful e.g. for the understanding of setting and hardening processes of fresh mortars or concrete. In this field some intensive co-operation with severals civil enginieering institutes and companies are in progress, yet.
Also in the field of recycling of building materials the importance of microscopical research is becoming more and more important, whereby the co-operation with the also in our house resident research accociation "Recycling of Materials in Civil engineering" is very beneficial. At time some research projects are in progress..
A special service for the Bremen region is the analysis of asbestos contenting materials with identification check, measuring of room air and expertises for clean-up of former waste deposits. The MPA Bremen is accredited as an interpretation laboratory for "external inspection authorities for fibrous dust".
Survey of fields of activities
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