HBM-nCode is a leading provider of durability focused solutions to the automotive industry – providing end to end solutions from test analysis, CAE fatigue evaluation, data management and process control.
With nCode software, engineers of Automotive OEM and suppliers can:
- Perform powerful analysis quickly and efficiently
- Dramatically save analysis time – often from days to minutes
- Avoid over design and associate cost and weight
- Automate complex analysis and processes
- Share and analyze road load data easily
CAE Fatigue Analysis with nCode DesignLife
CAE fatigue analysis dramatically reduces the reliance upon physical prototyping by predicting durability performance earlier in the design process. nCode’s CAE fatigue solution DesignLife works with major FEA software packages, including NASTRAN, ANSYS, HYPERMESH and ABAQUS, and incorporate advanced fatigue analysis capability with stress-life, strain-life, spot weld and seam weld models.
nCode DesignLife allows for rapid fatigue analysis and can incorporate company specific fatigue methods and material property databases. Uniquely, DesignLife integrates real loading data within the CAE analysis software, and can even act as a virtual shaker table.
Test Data Analysis with nCode GlyphWorks
nCode is well known for its fatigue and durability analysis – but nCode GlyphWorks analysis software does a lot more. GlyphWorks is the leader in multi-channel, large dataset analysis. GlyphWorks delivers both durability-focused time domain processing and noise and vibration tools that include octave analysis and waterfall analysis for rotating machinery.
Its data processing capability is also ideal for many other applications such as analysis of powertrain loads, ride and handling data and laboratory test results. GlyphWorks provides a graphical means to create an automated analysis process without any scripting needed. Just drag and drop building blocks to create the required analysis workflow. The software is powerful, simple and intuitive to use - from data to report in just couple of mouse clicks!
Example: Sachs Automotive
“I have used other data processing tools for over 10 years but the problem is that they are not intuitive and they do not easily allow batching multiple files or steps. I have a data set coming in tomorrow that would have previously taken 2 weeks to analyze 168 files. It will take me about 8 minutes now. I am thoroughly impressed with the capabilities and ease of use of ICE-flow GlyphWorks.”
- Brian Saylor, Senior NVH Development Engineer, Sachs Automotive of America
Accelerated Testing with nCode GlyphWorks
nCode has developed advanced methodologies based on international standards that help customers develop accelerated testing programs. Many vehicle components require validation using some sort of durability test. This could include full scale structural testing in the time domain, or component testing with random vibration inputs.
Challenges include quantifying how realistic these test specifications are, comparing different test specs and generating new profiles for completely new products. GlyphWorks Accelerated Testing allows customers to compare and generate test profiles – providing direct savings in time and money.
Example: Chrysler Group LLC
“We have seen real time savings in performing random vibration tests by using GlyphWorks Accelerated Testing and will now look forward to promoting the method both internally and in our supplier base.”
- Dr. Yung-Li Lee, Senior Specialist, Stress Lab & Durability, Chrysler Group LLC
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Road Load Data Management with nCode Automation
The process of collecting road load data is complex and expensive – and an important part of the product development cycle. nCode has worked with major OEMs for years providing software and systems for data acquisition, test analysis, data management and reporting.
Material Characterization & Fatigue Testing Services
nCode has a specialist material testing facility for customers who require high quality, repeatable material characterization. This means that fatigue analysis using nCode GlyphWorks and DesignLife can be enhanced with the specific fatigue properties that accurately reflect your component.