Project coordinator

Siemens Industry Software (SISW)

Start: 01/05/2018

End:  30/04/2021

Duration: 4 years


  • Academic:
    • VUB-AVRG
    • Ugent
    • KUL-MeM2P
    • KUL-PMA
  • Industrial:
    • Siemens Industry Software (SISW)
    • Materialise
    • MatchID
    • Brussels Airlines

Type of funding: ICON project

Financing body: SIM Flanders-

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



Project description

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.

Identified local defect resonances (LDR) Polymax estimator applied to Laser Vibrometer-based measurements



dr. ir. Mahmoud El-Kafafy

Phone: +32 2 629 28 05

Address: Pleinlaan 2

 1050 Brussels

Building Z – ZW113