Aerospace Structures and Materials Laboratory

Safe, light and sustainable flight

A good structure is fundamental to the success of a new aircraft or space craft design. The materials and joining techniques need to meet high standards; it’s essential that the structure is safe, light and sustainable. The Aerospace Structures and Materials Laboratory combines a pioneering spirit with extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields of smart materials, structural design and production techniques.

The laboratory contains everything needed to manufacture and test aerospace products. From a computer-controlled milling machine used, for example, to produce wind tunnel models, to filament winding machines and from basic tensile testing machines to assess the strength of materials to a self-built machine that simulates metal fatigue.

Students and researchers from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering conduct experiments using the laboratory facilities. However we also welcome requests from companies: for example for non-destructive testing of aircraft D-nose constructions and testing the strength of materials using our tensile testing machine. Also graduates who launch their own company in the aerospace industry make regular use of the laboratory.

If you are interested in collaborating with the TU Delft Faculty of Aerospace Engineering in a project that could involve the Aerospace Structures and Materials Laboratory, please contact Mr J. Sinke, Laboratory Manager: +31 (0)15 278 5137,

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