Side by side, 5 photographs of different laboratory tests are shown.

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Welcome to the Soil Mechanics Laboratory of TU Wien

In this section you will find information on the following topics:

Lab equipment

View into a laboratory room where several compression devices are lined up.

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Laboratory tests

Laboratory tests with suspensions and soft gels

Field tests

Glass foam granulate testing

Special equipment

Teaching in the soil mechanics lab

In a laboratory room, several students are engage

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Laboratory exercises for students

Trainings for companies, enterprises etc.

Workshop for children

Apprentice training

An employee stands in front of a laboratory device and explains it to an apprentice.

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Apprenticeship "Testing Technology - Focus: Physics

Apprenticeship with Matura

Lab team

Several work pants and work coats hang side by side on a coat hook.

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Head of laboratory

Lab team


The following video gives a small insight into the activities in the soil mechanics laboratory.

© Matthias Heisler

video soil mechanics lab

Note: This video was created as part of the Science Center opening. The full video on the lab concentration and water research lab is available on the faculty homepage, opens an external URL in a new window.

Location of Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Soil Mechanics Laboratory, TU Wien
TU Science Center Arsenal
Institute of Geotechnics E220-02
Lilienthalgasse 14, object OC / Gate 2
A-1030 Vienna

Location and access map of soil mechanics laboratory

Site plan of the Soil Mechanics Laboratory.

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Opening hours

Monday - Friday from 8 am - 12 am and 0:30 pm - 15:30 pm
outside these hours only on appointment

Contact Soil Mechanics Laboratory

Calibration of Light Fallwing Weight Device


Gerhard Steinbauer:

Ing. Andreas Hausenberger:

Lab requests

Ing. Andreas Hausenberger:

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Roman Markiewicz:

General institute

contakt institut

Head of Laboratory

Senior Scientist Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn.

Roman Markiewicz