Advanced Mechanical Design

In our research on Advanced Mechanical Design we have experience with advanced  mechanical Simulation software for Design (CAD), Engineering (CAE) and Manufacturing (CAM) for structural, Modal, Heat Transfer, CFD, biomechanical and optimization problems of the most renown vendors which gives us the ability to give dedicated unbiased advice for your specific problem.

Besides we have a variety of possibilities to develop in house proofs of concepts and perform validation measurements and advanced Non-Destructive Evaluations to inspect products and correlate then with numerical simulations.
A collaboration can be based on bilateral research projects such as contract research, a consulting assignment or a small proof of concept project. In addition, it is also possible to collaborate in projects supported by the Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship agency (VLAIO) such as:

  • Consultancy projects
  • Baekeland mandates (BM)
  • Innovation mandates (IM)
  • TETRA project (Technology Transfer project)
  • Industrial R&D project
  • SME feasibility study
  • SME Innovation Project

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To achieve our goals in advanced mechanical design, we focus on the following techniques:

  • Numerical Simulations
    • Structural analysis
    • Dynamic analysis
    • Modal analysis
    • Heat Transfer
    • Model updating
    • Biomedical modelling
  • (Non-)Destructive Evaluation
    • Active thermography
    • Vibrometry
    • Tensile testing
    • Hardness testing


Gunther Steenackers
Campus Groenenborger
Groenenborgerlaan 171
2020 Antwerpen
Tel. 032651908