Field studies and climate simulation offer reliable results
Today, resistance to weathering and functional reliability are essential factors when it comes to assessing the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of building products. However, standard tests often reach their limits when evaluating new products or different uses for existing products. They are also generally not suitable for assessing the performance of products under extreme conditions or in the event of an accident. In such cases, climate simulation or field studies are the methods of choice in order to gain reliable information about the suitability and durability of a product.
Field studies provide the most reliable information because the tested product is subjected to all natural factors during the tests. Laboratory climate simulation, on the other hand, has the advantage that even extreme climatic conditions or regions with fluctuating weather conditions can be simulated. Furthermore, by choosing the right climate cycles, the natural aging process of certain products can be accelerated. In addition to extensive know-how and many years of experience, as well as proven outdoor weathering facilities and laboratory climate simulation methods, Fraunhofer IBP also excels in the field of numerical simulation of material and component behavior.