Madsis Engineering Simulation

MADSIS develops and distributes the software MADSIM. The software with an intuitive graphical user interface reduces the pre-processing times of engineers for the construction of complex finite element models. It implements CAD tools for model generation and 3D lattice structure generation; CAE for pre-processing purposes and the analysis of material properties (damage and elastic), Boolean operations on FE models… and a CT scan analysis tool integrating a void analysis tool and a automatic conversion of CT scan into 3D models including an automatic fibre direction tool

Besides the software, MADSIS offers high-quality, efficient and cost-effective consulting services that will accelerate the design process, reduce its cost and shorten your time-to-market. The company is a spin-off of Ghent university (Materials Science and Engineering) and is specialized in design and engineering through finite elements analyses of materials and structures (parts / assemblies) with expertise in composite materials as well as metallic or polymer materials.

MADSIS stands for:

  • MAterials
  • Design
  • SImulations
  • Software

The company focuses on implementing the knowledge of the materials (metals, polymers and composite materials) in the design process from i) coupon level, ii) component level, iii) subsystem level or iv) assembly level through simulations and analytical solutions.



The MADSIM CAD Tool allows to create CAD models with an intuitive graphical user interface for the ease of the users. The creation of lattice structures starting from a STL or CAD model have never been so easy.


The MADSIM CAE Tool consists of different modules for the pre-processing of finite element models like:

  • creation of contact surfaces
  • creation of element orientations (e.g. for the yarn meshes in woven fabric architecture)
  • generation of periodic boundary conditions on a representative unit cell (conformal meshes on opposite sides are not obligatory)
  • automatic generation of Mode I and Mode II models
  • insertion of cohesive elements in between surfaces or in between all elements of a FE mesh


The MADSIM CT Tool allows to analyse CT scans and create 3D models from the original CT images.

  • automatic calculation of fibre volume fractions and orientation for composite materials
  • void analyses
  • generation of 3D stl models
  • measurements

Our services


Madsis can guide you through the different development steps of a new product: from the material choice to the design, followed by finite element simulations in order to obtain a prototype fulfilling the scope and needs of the project and testing on coupon and part level.


The finite elements methods combined with our technical background on computational, mechanical and material level allows our customers to increase their competitiveness


Madsis offers customer specific trainings empowering the knowledge of engineers on material level, design level or finite element analysis.

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