Domains

Aerospace

Madsis has an expertise in the development and optimization of products for the aerospace regulated by the FAA regulations. The specific boundaries in which development is allowed in the aerospace combined with the specific materials and technologies are no showstopper for our team. Reporting and the respect of the deadlines are keywords in the work process of Madsis. Our partnership with a testing centre allows a big flexibility in finding the best solutions for the aerospace. Impact (high or low velocity), damage tolerance and other complex modelling are part of our portfolio and the combination with test results assures the conformity of the designs.

Automotive

Through multiple national and international projects our team gained knowledge in the development process of automotive products. For example research was made on the calculation of the elastic properties of a new 3D woven glass fibre reinforced polymer or the simulation of impact on such a new material. Additionally adhesive bonding technology was implemented in the finite element simulations. A few examples of projects are:

  • 3DLightTrans, a European FP7 project: a low-cost manufacturing chain will make textile reinforced composites affordable for mass production of components, fulfilling increasing requirements on performance, light weight and added value of the final product in all market sectors i
  • A roadmap to adhesive bonding (Flanders Drive): Simulation of debonding of adhesively bonded metallic parts.

Wind energy

The very specific demands of the wind turbine industry with the complexity level due to the materials used in the production of big turbine blades were studied during a project in partnership with a blade manufacturer. During this study the development of finite element models of 49m blade wind turbines with all possible difficulties of such models like mesh and boundaries as well as adhesive bonds were accomplished.

Nowadays Madsis is involved in the development of a complete new type of wind turbine.