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Mining and Civil Engineering Lab – Tests and measurements

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MCE Lab is the largest laboratory at Luleå University of Technology and have a wide range of activities. Mostly we do:

  • Mechanical testing on steel, wood and concrete
  • Rockmechanical testing
  • Geotechnical testing
  • Outdoor measurements
  • Analyses and enquiries.

About half the activity at testlab is directly linked to research projects and education programs at the university. The rest of the activity is external jobs, done directly or indirectly for external companies.

MCE Lab can access a lot of flexible equipment making it possible to measure even very complicated components and odd material. Read more under "Equipment".


Luleå University of Technology
971 87 Luleå, Sweden
0046920-49 13 45, 004670-689 55 57

Lab Coordinator MCE Lab

Petersson, Mats - Research Engineer

Organisation: Structural Engineering, Structural and Fire Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 492232
Lennart Elfgren Photo: Richard Renberg
50 years of research in construction engineering

To celebrate 50 years of research in construction engineering at Luleå University of Technology, an event was held with representatives from the construction industry and former doctoral students with lectures, a demonstration of the lab and a joint dinner.

Truck convoys drive over the old bridge in Kalix Photo: Sofia Stridsman
Old bridge gets second life in research

The old Kalix bridge from 1957 gets a second life as a research object at Luleå University of Technology, both before and after demolition/dismantling. The construction of the new bridge began in 2019 and it was opened for traffic recently.

Research on Kalix River Bridge | Luleå University of Technology
In the media: In Kalix, sustainability is tested with heavy traffic - can save the country's aging bridges

Before Christmas, the new E4 bridge in Kalix was inaugurated. Researchers are now taking the opportunity to use the old bridge for research.