Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

Montanuniversität Leoben - Werkstoffkunde und Prüfung der Kunststoffe

WPK has two main focuses: Firstly, there is research of structure property performance correlations in polymeric materials and composites on all size scales (molecular-nano-micro-macro) with the goal of material optimisation and development. Secondly, research focuses on modelling and prediction of structural and functional properties with the goal of component development and design optimisation.

Technologies and competences

Competences lie in the field of the mechanical behaviour of polymers and composites under complex loading conditions (quasi-static, creep fatigue and impact mechanical loads, temperature, medias). Furthermore, testing methods are developed and a focus lies on the determination of material laws and the transfer on component performance.

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

  • material characterization and development
  • testing concepts (specimen and components)
  • fatigue and impact behaviour
  • component simulation

University of Leoben - Chair of Materials Science and Testing of Polymers

Otto Gloeckel-Strasse 2
8700 Leoben, Austria
+43 3842 402-2100


Gerald Pinter

Economic data

Employees 10 - 50
Turnover < 1 M€
Export quota aviation 0 %
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Last update: 2017-01-26