Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

Graz University of Technology - Institute of Machine Components and Methods of Development

Research at the Institute focuses on fatigue analysis and assessment of mechanical components and structures, methods for finite element analysis and simulation, and high-speed railway vehicle engineering. The associated Fatigue Testing Facility focuses on the development and realisation of specialised automated test rigs for fatigue and vibration tests on mechanical structures and components.

Technologies and competences

The competences are found in the fields of fatigue analysis of mechanical structures and components, FE simulation and FE analysis, fatigue tests and component tests. Furthermore, automated test rigs (system and component level), hydraulic components, metrology as well as test rig automation are areas of focus at the Institute.

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete)      
Aircraft structures and parts
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold)      
Materials and manufacturing technologies      
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics      
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications      
Ground test and training equipment      
Airport infrastructure      

Products and services in aviation

  • fatigue analysis and assessment of structures and components
  • mechanical tests of components and structures
  • FEA calculation methods (metallic and composite structures)
  • measurement and automation

Graz University of Technology - Institute of Machine Components and Methods of Development, Division of Structural Durability and Railway Technology

Inffeldgasse 25/D
8010 Graz, Austria
+43 316 873-1361


Christian Moser

Economic data

Employees 10 - 50
Turnover < 1 M€
Export quota aviation 0 %
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Last update: 2017-01-15