Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

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ESI Group partnership with the "Katholieke Universiteit Leuven" (K.U.Leuven), world leading university in the field of composite materials.

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ESI Group partnership with the ‘Katholieke Universiteit Leuven’ (K.U.Leuven), world leading university in the field of composite materials.

K.U.Leuven and ESI have collaborated on two European projects (TECABS and I-TOOL). These were an opportunity to develop a link between the virtual textile software WISETEX and micro/meso-mechanical software from K.U.Leuven together with composite stiffness and ESI’s draping simulations. The developments were tested and validated in these projects before being fully available as part of ESI’s Virtual Performance Solution 2009. This work is typical of ESI’s development process: fundamental work is performed with top level academia followed by extensive testing with industrial partners before release within our end-to-end solution. Thanks to this solution, engineers can work effectively with the new reinforcements used in the market nowadays and for which models are not commercially available outside ESI.