Polymax Plus

Start: 01/02/2014

End: 31/01/2018

Duration: 4 years


  • Academic:
    • VUB-AVRG
  • Industrial:
    • Siemens Industry Software (SISW)

Type of funding: VLAIO Innovation Mandate

Financing body: VLAIO – www.vlaio.be

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


Project description

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. Improved modeling techniques – including reliable uncertainty quantification – are key demands of product developers in the manufacturing industry. These new demands are driven by end-user requirements as well as more stringent regulations. These key demands are fully reflected in the work plan of that project. At the VUB, which is the academic partner in this project, we have a strong tradition in developing innovative modeling techniques to address these demands.  Joining our forces with Siemens Industry Software, which is a market leader in this field, allows us to better define our research targets. It will furthermore ensure that the exploitation potential of the research results are be fully developed. This project resulted in two modal parameter estimators, namely Polymax Plus and MLMM, that are now commercialized and released in SimCenter (formerly called LMS Test.Lab) modal analysis module.

Some applications for which Polymax Plus and MLMM outperform the existing classical modal parameter estimators

Project coordinator





dr. ir. Mahmoud El-Kafafy

Phone: +32 2 629 28 05