Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

Johannes Kepler University Linz - Institute of Constructional Lightweight Design

The Institute of Lightweight Design is part of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at the JKU Linz. The Institute offers academic courses for students of mechatronics and polymer sciences and on request also training for external institutions. Research projects are conducted with numerous partners from the industry, particularly with aerospace companies and material manufacturers.

Technologies and competences

The Institute’s research work focuses on the development of validated lightweight design concepts for industrial application. Fields of research are structural analysis methods for static strength, fatigue and damage tolerance, numerical methods for structural design and structural analysis, specific properties of lightweight materials and joining technologies, and structural health monitoring.

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

  • strength design and optimisation of aircraft structures
  • calculation methods and tools for aircraft structural analysis
  • specification and performance of structural strength tests
  • structural health monitoring

Johannes Kepler University Linz - Institute of Constructional Lightweight Design

Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz, Austria
+43 732 2468-6660


Martin Schagerl

Economic data

Employees 10 - 50
Turnover < 1 M€
Export quota aviation 50 %
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Last update: 2017-01-31