Thermophysical Laboratory

The core competencies of our area for thermophysical properties are the determination of the basic thermophysical properties of metallic – above all steels – and ceramic materials. The measurements are performed in cooperation with the accredited physical laboratory of the Austrian Foundry Institute (ÖGI).



Our Range of Services

  • Measurement of thermal diffusivity from -60°C to 1200°C acc. to EN 821-2 (1997)
  • Measurement of thermal expansion of solid bodies from -60°C to 1200°C acc. to DIN 51045-1 (2005)
  • Measurement of specific heat capacity from 100°C to 1100°C acc. to EN 821-3 (2005)
  • Measurement of density at room temperature by means of a hydrostatic balance
  • Calculation of thermal conductivity with the measured data of thermal diffusivity, specific heat capacity, thermal expansion and density
  • Measurement of the dynamic Young's modulus by means of longitudinal sonic waves from 20°C up to max. 1000°C acc. to EN 820-5 (2009)
  • Measurement of electrical resistance or conductivity from 20°C to 2000°C by 4-point-method*

* not accredited

Our Equipment

  • Laser flash apparatus (Netzsch LFA 427, 2 devices)
  • Dual pushrod dilatometer (Netzsch DIL 402 CD)
  • Differential scanning calorimeter (Netzsch DSC404 Pegasus)*
  • Archimedean balance (Sartorius ED224S)*
  • Resonance vibration measuring device*
  • Electrical conductivity measuring device (Förster)*

*in cooperation with the Austrian Foundry Institute (ÖGI)