General information

ICON project
Started: 01/10/2011, Duration: 40 months
Status: Ended
Project contact: Christophe Liefooghe (Siemens Industry Software NV)


Industry: NV Bekaert SA, Recticel, Siemens Industry Software NV

Knowledge institutions: KU Leuven

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.


This project is part of:

Next generation nano-engineered polymer hybrids: developing structural composite materials with increased durability, improved recyclability and low weight.

General information

Started: 01/10/2010
Theme: Durable & Sustainable Structural Materials
Program manager: Griet Van Cauwenberghe