last updated 10/01/2018

ModelSteelComp (ICON)

The main goal of the ICON project ModelSteelComp was the development of a validated predictive model of mechanical behavior and electromagnetic properties of steel fiber reinforced composites with a focus on short random steel fiber composites.

Today, missing durability simulation tools are a key restricting factor for using more composites in applications, including automotive.

The developed models need to be advanced towards industrial simulation environment. This includes selection of a number of industrial cases for software validation.

SIM Flanders

Research Program overview

Next generation nano-engineered polymer hybrids: developing structural composite materials with increased durability, improved recyclability and low weight.
Vertical Program
Started: 01/10/2010
Program manager: Chris Casteele (SIM)