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Structural functionality and safety

We ensure the safety and functionality of structures, machines and means of transport in terms of the requirements set by the market, user or authorities. We assist our customer's product development and production in solving problems related to structural functionality.

Our customers operate in the construction, construction product, machine, means of transport, mechanical, forest, boat and shipbuilding industries. Our services are used to support research and product development, type testing of products and systems, market entry, and maintenance of Finnish and international approvals.

Our services:

Vehicles and related equipment

  • Vehicle safety equipment, seats and safety belts
  • Vehicle and machine stability
  • Vehicle coupling devices and underrun protection devices

Leisure and workboats

  • CE certification of leisure boats
  • Inspections required for the certification of workboats
  • Expert services in boat technology

Machines and equipment

  • Expert surveys related to machine safety
  • CE label surveys of machines

Expert services in structural functionality

  • Concrete, masonry, steel products and structures
  • Reinforced plastic structures
  • Sheet metal and sandwich structures
  • Structural wood products
  • Building boards and wood board products

Loading tests of structures and materials

  • Static loading tests
  • Dynamic loading tests
  • Mechanical properties of materials
  • Testing of earthquake resistance

We have versatile software available for computational analyses. Our versatile experimental skills (link) are suitable for the testing of static and dynamic loading of structures, machines and equipment, material testing and measurement, either in a laboratory or on-site. The testing assignments are carried out in VTT Expert Services Ltd 's testing hall in Otaniemi, Espoo, or in Hervanta, Tampere.


Additional information

Markku Hentinen
Customer Relations Manager
+358 20 722 6212, markku.hentinen(at)vtt.fi