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Experimentation and Modelling of Civil and Urban Engineering

The Experimentation and Modelling of Civil and Urban Engineering (EMGCU) laboratory conducts research and expert appraisal on themes centered on the life cycle and safety of civil engineering and building structures, based on experimentation and modeling and linking all scales of construction. As part of the Materials and Structures department of the Université Gustave Eiffel, the EMGCU laboratory organizes its research around four scientific axes:

  1. Innovative design of materials and structures,
  2. Anomaly detection,
  3. Diagnosis of materials and structures and innovative repairs,
  4. Prognosis: performance of structures in a context of risk.

The EMGCU laboratory carries out a wide range of research, services and expert appraisals in the field of civil engineering, at both material and structural scales. A key facility of the EMGCU laboratory is the testing platform for civil and urban engineering structures, one of the major facilities and experimental sites of the Gustave Eiffel University. It comprises 19 laboratory rooms, around a hundred major pieces of research equipment in the broadest sense (3 high-performance presses, more than 1,500 measuring instruments, mechanical stress equipment, specific IT resources, machine tools) and a 60 m x 10 m test slab. This test slab, a rare facility in Europe, features two reaction walls 5 m high and 5 m wide, enabling multiaxial loading. The platform managed by the EMGCU laboratory is thus a remarkable facility for conducting research into the safety and serviceability of bridges and civil engineering structures.


  • Franziska Schmidt
  • Laura Kerner
  • Renaud-Pierre Martin
  • Silvia Ientile
  • Lucas Adelaïde
  • Benjamin Terrade