April 17, 2015
HBM nCode, a developer of durability, test and analysis software, has released version 11.0 of nCode. This version, according to the company, adds speed improvements for processing large amounts of data and methods for designing and validating components.
For vibration fatigue, the solver in DesignLife has been enhanced to include several new types of loading, new condition and calculations. Added methods include multiple simultaneous PSDs, Sine on Random and Sine Dwell loading. DesignLife also supports Modal Superposition for larger models, more frequency steps and expanded frequency range.
Functionality for virtual load generation is also improved with the Strain Gauge Analysis engine. This module can identify suitable strain gauge locations for the load reconstruction process.
Other improvements have been made to the Jiang plasticity model and the automatic analysis selection methods. Frequency analysis in version 11.0 has new pre-defined processes for auto correlation and cross-correlation of input data.
“nCode 11.0 focuses on new capabilities for vibration fatigue and frequency analysis, allowing engineers to avoid unnecessary over-design and prevent operational failures” says Paul Roberts, product manager at HBM nCode. “Additionally, significant improvements have been made to the overall execution speed of processing test data, for example, an aerospace customer has reduced analysis time of huge data sets with complex flows by 30%.”
For more information, visit HBM nCode.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.