University of Luxembourg RUES (Steel and Façade Engineering)

University of Luxembourg RUES (Steel and Façade Engineering)

Core business

  • Research in steel and steel concrete composite structural load bearing elements for civil structural engineering applications
  • Research in connection methods for steel and steel concrete composite structures
  • Research in glass for load-bearing- and façade structural applications in building engineering
  • Research in mechanical silicone joining methods for glass to glass and glass to steel applications
  • Formulation of silicone material law for numerical simulation methods
  • Numerical simulation and laboratory testing facilities for the above mentioned topics

Major Materials & Manufacturing projects

  • Facilities to work with steel, concrete, glass and silicone

Technical / technological capabilities

  • Capabilities to machine steel for structural civil engineering applications
  • Capabilities to manufacture composite steel and concrete building elements for testing with machining shop for steel, casting facilities for concrete and application of reinforcement)
  • Capabilities to assemble steel and glass hybrid structures
  • Capabilities for fully physical and material numerical simulations (Sofistik, Abaqus)

Main customers / collaborations

  • Arcelor Mittal (Lu)
  • Guardian (Lu)
  • Astron (Lu)
  • Paul Würth (Lu)
  • Ponts & Chaussées (Lu)
  • Spannverbund SA (Lu, De)
  • Universität Kassel (De);
  • Université de Liège (Be)
  • Steel Construction Institute (UK)
  • University of Stuttgart (De)

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Paul Heuschling

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Public Research Organisation


Research Unit in Engineering Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi
L-1359 Luxembourg


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christoph Odenbreit
Tel: +352 46 66 44 52 82

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