Simulation of NDT applications has often been viewed as computationally expensive, however, with the advent of cloud engineering simulation, these computational barriers are removed. An industrial case study from Polytec, a provider of advanced 3D laser interferometry measurements capture and visualization of ultrasonic inspections, demonstrates how cloud-based FEA provides the needed accuracy to simulate traveling wave measurement across a thin plate and crack detection.
Simulation of guided wave propagation in an aluminum honeycomb component. FEA results courtesy of OnScale.
Jeff Dodson is a senior application engineer at OnScale with an Engineering Doctorate specializing in non-destructive testing (NDT) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Jeff is an expert in the simulation of ultrasonic NDT inspections of complex components and materials.