April 15, 2014
nCode has released a Premium Materials Database for nCode 10. The database provides a new collection of fatigue properties for commonly used steels and aluminum alloys. All the data in the database has been derived from tests performed in the ISO 9001 certified Advanced Materials Characterization & Test Facility (AMCT Facility) operated by HBM-nCode.
The first release of the Premium Materials Database in nCode 10 provides 72 materials and is available to customers exclusively through nCode CDS (Complete Durability System) licensing. nCode plans to add 20 to 30 materials to the database annually; its customers will receive notifications automatically as new material data are added.
To help select required materials, the database identifies materials according to international standards (ISO, DIN, WNR, UNS, etc.) wherever possible. Statistical estimates of scatter are also provided to enable reliability and certainty of survival percentages to be assessed.
“We are particularly excited to utilize our state-of-the-art material testing capabilities for the creation of the Premium Materials Database,” said Steve Tudberry, vice president, HBM-nCode. “nCode AMCT provides fatigue data and real-world validation critical to the success of advanced solvers for thermo-mechanical fatigue, welds, adhesive joints and composites. This close integration between innovative computer simulation methods, material characterization, and physical test validation is vital in the development of our world leading fatigue analysis software.”
The AMCT Facility also performs a number of specialized testing projects each year for external customers including racing teams, aircraft component manufacturers and automotive OEMs. All test equipment is calibrated to United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) standard by accredited bodies.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.