Current projects

Interreg SCB

01/01/2019 – 31/12/2023

SCB Smart Circular Platform for Pedestrians & Cyclists in a Circular Build Environment

Smart Circular Bridge aims at using renewable bio-composite materials in building infra-structure. Bio-composites are materials that combine natural fibers (for strength) such as flax, with as much as possible, natural resins (“the glue holding the fibers together”). To achieve this, the project will build a total of 3 so-called “self-sensing”, smart bridges. More info


01/01/2019 – 31/12/2022

High-Precision Hybrid Laser-based Additive & Subtractive Manufacturing

Within this project we will explore the capabilities of a beyond state-of-the-art hybrid laser-based additive and subtractive manufacturing platform. More info

Finished projects


01/05/2018 – 30/04/2021

Model-supported non-destructive testing for the detection of defects in lightweight structures: an industrial solution

The general objective of this project is to develop industrial non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques for damage and defect detection and characterization in composite and 3D-printed structures. The proposed methodologies aim at bringing together innovations in excitation, sensing, digital data processing and numerical modeling. More info

ICON Safelife

01/04/2018 – 01/04/2021

Lifetime prediction and management of fatigue loaded welded steel structures based on structural health monitoring

The Intercluster project SafeLife joins the expertise of SIM-Flanders with the Offshore community in the IBN Offshore energy. The project SafeLife targets Lifetime prediction and management of fatigue loaded welded steel structures based on structural health monitoring. More info

O&O Nobelwind

01/02/2016 – 31/08/2019

Design validation and optimisation and residual lifetime estimation of innovative offshore foundations at the Nobelwind offshore wind farm

The O&O Nobelwind aims to reduce the cost of future offshore wind farms
by in-depth monitoring of the foundation piles and the interface connection. More info


01/01/2016 – 31/12/2019

High-Precision Hybrid Laser-based Additive & Subtractive Manufacturing

Development of high precision manufacturing platforms combining metal additive manufacturing (both directed energy deposition and powder bed fusion) in combination with laser micro machining (e.g. laser ablation). More info

Polymax Plus

01/02/2014 – 31/01/2018

Next generation of modal parameter estimators for product development and operational testing

This project focus on the development of advanced modeling technique for vibrating structures. Such technique will enable the development of new products in a more effective and economical way. More info

SBO eSHM with AM

01/01/2012 – 31/12/2015

effective Structural Health Monitoring with Additive Manufacturing

Within this Strategic Basic Research (SBO) project, a novel Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), particularly suitable for additively manufactured components, is developed. More info