LOCIE boasts a wide range of equipment and experimental platforms.


Wall Characterization Platform

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Platform for evaluating air treatment processes

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Geothermal Platform

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Sorption platform

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Platform Structure

The "halle Margeriaz" structural platform is designed to test the mechanical behavior of structural elements from scale 0.4 to 1. It is equipped with several test benches. A horizontal test rig used to load large parts in tension or compression, and a 3.15 m wide, 4 m high gantry used for different types of test: bending, shear, tension and compression. The equipment has been dimensioned to ensure that deformations remain low, up to 300 kN. They can be fitted with various instruments, including 2 electric cylinders (2 times 120 kN) and 1 hydraulic cylinder (300 kN). Acquisition equipment also includes accelerometers and a high-definition camera for image cross-correlation. The whole system is simultaneously controlled by a central acquisition unit. This equipment is used to study the quasi-static and vibratory behavior of masonry walls and connections of reinforced concrete elements in particular. Find out more. To find out more, click here.

Analysis and visualization

LOCIE's analysis platform comprises various types of equipment designed to assess indoor air quality and characterize energy conversion processes, whether biological (methanization, microbial cells) or physical (organic photovoltaics). To find out more

Other equipment

In addition to the specific LOCIE platform, we share with the Université de Savoie an electron microscopy platform, a laser granulometer, a gas chromatograph coupled to a mass spectrometer, and a range of materials characterization equipment (DSC, DMA, X-ray diffractometer, etc.).