Leibniz University Hannover - Institute for Steel Construction

Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) is a member university of the TU9 group. LUH is dedicated to research and education. The research interests of the Institute for Steel Construction ranges from fire/heat resistance and structural safety to service life of steel constructions.

Targeted industries

Construction, Renewable energy

Key interests

Fatigue assessment of large offshore steel structures, Influence of corrosion on fatigue resistance of high-strength bolts

Upscaling facilities

Testing facilities

Large Scale Fatigue Tests, High-Strength connection fatigue assessment, Servo-hydraulic tests for large steel structures, Resonance testing machine, Climate chamber


Projects for this organisation have not been documented.


Fatigue tests of coated bolts M36 and larger with corrosion and pretension
Bolts in different sizes and with coatings, ranging from m36 to M72, can bet tested for fatigue. The influence of corrosion and pretension will be considered. The surface conditions of corroded bolts can be measured by 3D surface scans and will be considered in the fatigue assessment. The focus is on bolted connections as used in offshore wind structures.
Fatigue assessment of numerous steel connections and construction details
Various steel connections and construction details can be tested for fatigue, such as welded connections, bolted connections, grouts or truss nodes.


Products for this organisation have not been documented.

NewSkin project partner

bolts offshore fatigue steel corrosion

Main contact

Kathrin Löw

Project Manager