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UK Workshops 2017

HBM Prenscia engineers will be traveling around the UK to offer technical workshops covering a variety of topics. The emphasis of this series is to provide attendees with a real-world understanding of key concepts. Each workshop will include 4 presentations over 2 days and include a mixture of theoretical background and hands-on examples. The workshops will provide an introduction to subject matter, as well as practical examples to apply knowledge and solve engineering problems.

The workshop sessions include:

All UK Workshops will be offered FREE of charge.

Workshop Dates and Locations

AMCT — Sheffield - 22nd-23rd May

Fatigue Calculations from Measured Data

Strain gauges are a common method for obtaining stress/strain results from either from physical tests or in-service loading. This workshop bridges the gap between CAE and testing, by introducing the theory behind a strain gauge and how to use the collected data for a fatigue analysis. More advanced techniques are also demonstrated, such as loads reconstruction and virtual strain gauge correlation with FE results.

This workshop uses nCode GlyphWorks & DesignLife for practical examples, and includes the following topics:

 

  • General refresher of fatigue methods, terms and concepts
  • Introduction to strain gauges, data acquisition and Wheatstone Bridge configurations
  • Using measured strain data to perform a fatigue analysis and generate durability test schedules
  • Bring the worlds of CAE and Testing closer together...
    • Use virtual strain gauges for validation of FE results from measured data
    • Determine optimum locations for strain gauges based on FE results
    • Turn components into measurement devices using loads reconstruction

 

 

Fatigue Simulation Using FEA

The Fatigue Simulation using FEA will demonstrate how fatigue calculations and durability predictions can be performed using Finite Element stress/strain results. Real world issues are also considered, such as fatigue scatter and comparisons between FEA and test results.

This workshop uses nCode DesignLife for practical examples, and includes the following topics:

  • Fatigue methods, terms and concepts refresher.
  • Variety of fatigue analysis types from simple constant amplitude to complex multi-axial loading.
  • Fatigue analysis using linear, non-linear and dynamic structural responses from FEA.
  • Comparison and validation of simulation and test results.

Introduction to Reliability Engineering

The Introduction to Reliability Engineering session introduces the concept of “Reliability Engineering” to those with no prior knowledge. Reliability engineering expands the concept of Life Data Analysis and FMEA using statistical techniques to analyse and quantify component and system reliability. This information is used to monitor and improve designs, production processes and/or maintenance schedules; increasing the overall system reliability. 

  • Introduction to the statistical discipline of Reliability Engineering
  • Understand what “Life Data” is and how it can be used to quantify component reliability
  • Make more use of FMEA in order to improve your company processes
  • Appreciate how reliability can be applied during design, production and operation
  • Consider the reliability methods used by different industries

 

 

Modal Analysis & Structural Dynamics

All shapes and structures have natural frequencies that can be excited by vibrations, inducing a large amount of gain between the input force and the structural response. This workshop considers how to investigate and identify modal frequencies and damping ratios, as well as visualising the vibration patterns of a structure using operational deflection shapes.

This workshop uses nCode VibeSys for practical examples, and includes the following topics:

 

  • Introduction to the Frequency Response Function (FRF) including Gain, Phase, Coherence and Cross-Spectra
  • Analysing accelerometer data from rap-tests in order to determine natural frequencies
  • Enhance FE modelling by providing accurate damping ratios from Experimental Modal Analysis
  • Validate FE results by comparing modal frequencies with the Operational Deflection Shapes (ODS) from experimental testing, and by visualising the mode shapes

 

 

Silverstone - 24th-25th May

Fatigue Simulation Using FEA

The Fatigue Simulation using FEA will demonstrate how fatigue calculations and durability predictions can be performed using Finite Element stress/strain results. Real world issues are also considered, such as fatigue scatter and comparisons between FEA and test results.

This workshop uses nCode DesignLife for practical examples, and includes the following topics:

  • Fatigue methods, terms and concepts refresher.
  • Variety of fatigue analysis types from simple constant amplitude to complex multi-axial loading.
  • Fatigue analysis using linear, non-linear and dynamic structural responses from FEA.
  • Comparison and validation of simulation and test results.

Fatigue at High Temperature

The Fatigue at High Temperatures session looks at design methods applicable to components that undergo high operating temperatures. Fatigue can be caused by the mechanical loading experienced, as well as transient thermal profiles, constrained thermal expansion and creep.

This workshop uses nCode DesignLife & GlyphWorks for practical examples, and includes the following topics:

  • Influence of elevated temperatures on microscopic fatigue mechanisms of materials
  • Mechanical loading of components at high steady-state temperatures
  • Analysis of components that undergo transient profiles and constrained thermal expansion
  • Appropriateness of linear-elastic or elastic-visco-plastic FE analysis
  • Additional considerations such as Creep, Chaboche and Larson-Miller models

 

 

Introduction to Reliability Engineering

The Introduction to Reliability Engineering session introduces the concept of “Reliability Engineering” to those with no prior knowledge. Reliability engineering expands the concept of Life Data Analysis and FMEA using statistical techniques to analyse and quantify component and system reliability. This information is used to monitor and improve designs, production processes and/or maintenance schedules; increasing the overall system reliability. 

  • Introduction to the statistical discipline of Reliability Engineering
  • Understand what “Life Data” is and how it can be used to quantify component reliability
  • Make more use of FMEA in order to improve your company processes
  • Appreciate how reliability can be applied during design, production and operation
  • Consider the reliability methods used by different industries

 

 

Human Perception to Sound & Vibration

Human perception, health and comfort are all affected by vibrations, and people can suffer if exposed to certain frequencies, or high levels for long periods. This workshop introduces the concept of noise and acoustics; describing and quantifying the effects of vibration on the human body.

This workshop uses nCode VibeSys for practical examples, and includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to the frequency domain and the effect of vibration on the human body
  • Introduction to acoustics and how to quantify the human perception of sound
  • Consideration of whole-body, hand-arm and head vibration ratings from ISO 2631 & 5349
  • How to calculate important statistics such as Vibration Dose Values (VDV)
  • Weightings and filters used for applications such as psycho-acoustics

 

 

Manchester - 7th-8th June

Anomaly Detection and Data Cleaning

Test data is unlikely to be perfect, therefore post-processing is required to verify that it is accurate and correct. This workshop introduces the different types of anomaly that can occur during data acquisition, the source and influence of such anomalies, and signal processing techniques to remove anomalies and clean your data.

This workshop uses nCode GlyphWorks for practical examples, and includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to Data Acquisition (DAQ) hardware and sensors
  • Understand the sources of data anomalies and how to prevent them
  • Consider the influence of anomalies on subsequent analyses
  • Automatically detect and identify anomalies using statistical techniques
  • Automatically remove anomalies in order to clean and verify your data

 

 

Reporting on Test Data

With large amounts of data generated during testing it is important to consider what information is required to make informed engineering decisions. This workshop helps you to generate automated and standardised reports for your customers and managers, speeding up the process and making the most of your data.

This workshop uses nCode GlyphWorks for practical examples, and includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to Data Acquisition (DAQ) hardware and sensors
  • Data organisation, preparation and management for auditing purposes
  • Visualise your data in different ways to gain new insights
  • Consider what information is important to your manager or customer
  • Generate automated and standardised reports quickly and efficiently

 

 

 

Vibrations in Rotating Machinery

Rotating machinery can cause vibrations in components and their surrounding environment, potentially leading to equipment damage and failure. This workshop introduces analysis methods to quantify these vibrations and their harmonics, using the Frequency and Order domains to identify trends or changing behaviour.

This workshop uses nCode VibeSys for practical examples, and includes the following topics:

 

  • Introduction to vibration and the influence of rotating machinery
  • Perform a waterfall analysis from engine run-up/down testing or constant speed profiles
  • Extracting and tracking orders in both the time and frequency domains
  • Re-sampling data based on the revolution domain
  • Use of vibration data for condition monitoring of rotating equipment

 

 

Accelerated Fatigue Tests

Physical testing for durability can be a time-consuming and expensive exercise, often requiring long-term use of test equipment to simulate lifecycles. This workshop demonstrates methods of accelerating your durability tests to save time and money, whilst still being representative of real usage conditions.

This workshop uses nCode GlyphWorks & DesignLife for practical examples, and includes the following topics:

 

  • General refresher of fatigue methods, terms and concepts
  • Quantify damage content of signals in order to extract useful information
  • Reduce the duration of physical tests whilst meeting durability targets
  • Analyse vibration damage for different frequencies using the Fatigue Damage Spectrum (FDS)
  • Generate and verify test PSDs to accelerate shaker table test profiles (SRS & ERS method)
  • Optimise proving ground schedules to represent target customer usage

 

 

Bristol - 26th-27th September

Accelerated Fatigue Tests

Physical testing for durability can be a time-consuming and expensive exercise, often requiring long-term use of test equipment to simulate lifecycles. This workshop demonstrates methods of accelerating your durability tests to save time and money, whilst still being representative of real usage conditions.

This workshop uses nCode GlyphWorks & DesignLife for practical examples, and includes the following topics:

 

  • General refresher of fatigue methods, terms and concepts
  • Quantify damage content of signals in order to extract useful information
  • Reduce the duration of physical tests whilst meeting durability targets
  • Analyse vibration damage for different frequencies using the Fatigue Damage Spectrum (FDS)
  • Generate and verify test PSDs to accelerate shaker table test profiles (SRS & ERS method)
  • Optimise proving ground schedules to represent target customer usage

 

 

Fatigue Simulation Using FEA

The Fatigue Simulation using FEA will demonstrate how fatigue calculations and durability predictions can be performed using Finite Element stress/strain results. Real world issues are also considered, such as fatigue scatter and comparisons between FEA and test results.

This workshop uses nCode DesignLife for practical examples, and includes the following topics:

  • Fatigue methods, terms and concepts refresher.
  • Variety of fatigue analysis types from simple constant amplitude to complex multi-axial loading.
  • Fatigue analysis using linear, non-linear and dynamic structural responses from FEA.
  • Comparison and validation of simulation and test results.

Introduction to Reliability Engineering

The Introduction to Reliability Engineering session introduces the concept of “Reliability Engineering” to those with no prior knowledge. Reliability engineering expands the concept of Life Data Analysis and FMEA using statistical techniques to analyse and quantify component and system reliability. This information is used to monitor and improve designs, production processes and/or maintenance schedules; increasing the overall system reliability. 

  • Introduction to the statistical discipline of Reliability Engineering
  • Understand what “Life Data” is and how it can be used to quantify component reliability
  • Make more use of FMEA in order to improve your company processes
  • Appreciate how reliability can be applied during design, production and operation
  • Consider the reliability methods used by different industries

 

 

Modal Analysis & Structural Dynamics

All shapes and structures have natural frequencies that can be excited by vibrations, inducing a large amount of gain between the input force and the structural response. This workshop considers how to investigate and identify modal frequencies and damping ratios, as well as visualising the vibration patterns of a structure using operational deflection shapes.

This workshop uses nCode VibeSys for practical examples, and includes the following topics:

 

  • Introduction to the Frequency Response Function (FRF) including Gain, Phase, Coherence and Cross-Spectra
  • Analysing accelerometer data from rap-tests in order to determine natural frequencies
  • Enhance FE modelling by providing accurate damping ratios from Experimental Modal Analysis
  • Validate FE results by comparing modal frequencies with the Operational Deflection Shapes (ODS) from experimental testing, and by visualising the mode shapes

 

 

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Workshop Addresses

Silverstone:
Silverstone Circuit
Towcester
NN12 8TN

AMCT — Sheffield:
AMP Technology Centre
Brunel Way
Catcliffe
Rotherham
S60 5WG

Manchester:
Malmaison Manchester
Picadilly
1 Gore Street
Manchester
M1 3AQ

Bristol:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bristol North
Woodlands Lane
Bradley Stoke
Bristol
BS32 4JF

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