Current projects

Hi-PAS

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

DETECT-ION

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

HyLaFORM

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

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

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

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Finished projects

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