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Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)
New Capability: NDT Simulation in the Cloud within BeamTool 9OnScale, Redwood City, CA, USA
In the near future, reusable rockets will ferry us to space and back, and you’ll be able to honeymoon on the actual moon. To realize that dream, rocket scientists will rely on Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) of carbon fiber, steel, and aluminum components on reusable rockets.
Ultrasonic testing is one of the key Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) analysis techniques utilized every day to evaluate the structural integrity of components and find defects before components fail. This is a highly important process to ensure the safe operation of structures and prevent catastrophes or fatalities. We want reusable rockets, not fireworks.
To ensure the ultrasonic NDT inspections are reliable, modelling and simulation is often used to design, evaluate and optimize inspection set ups. As well as allowing for improved inspection designs, the use of simulation in the NDT process provides a saving in both time and money. Co-simulation – using simulation to augment real-world data – will help ensure the success of NDT studies and the structures they protect.
OnScale and Eclipse Scientific are proud to announce the integration of cloud Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) simulation within BeamTool 9 from Eclipse. This partnership combines the easy to use BeamTool software with OnScale’s efficient Cloud Engineering Simulation Platform to provide accurate simulations, enabling the ability of ultrasonic array scans to be quickly and easily simulated in parallel on the cloud, directly from the BeamTool application. Results can be visualized directly in the BeamTool application.
OnScale simulated data, visualized in BeamTool 9
BeamTool 9 is the latest software release from Eclipse Scientific and provides a powerful and easy to use tool to improve proficiency and accuracy of ultrasonic NDT inspections. BeamTool makes it easy to model, validate and document your Phased Array, TOFD and Conventional Ultrasonic inspection plans with confidence.
OnScale is a cloud based Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software with highly efficient solvers that provides a scalable simulation tool for solving large problems in a reduced time frame. Simulations capture the full acoustic wave behavior, including all wave modes and scattering from complex defects. Entire inspection beamsets are simulated in parallel to provide results in a reduced time frame.