Interactive Data Processing using nCode GlyphWorks
This course will show you how to use nCode GlyphWorks to best advantage. It consists of a number of lectures and short demonstrations to show how the software should be used. This is reinforced with hands-on sessions which follow worked examples; these include step-by-step instructions and explanations and provide an opportunity to explore the different options available and understand their significance.
Attendees will be given printed copies of the slides. Copies of worked examples are available with a standard software installation.
By the end of the course attendees should be able to create signal processing flows that meet their day to day needs and can be used by their colleagues to get consistent results when processing large volumes of measurements.
The course is aimed at engineering users of nCode GlyphWorks to analyse measured inputs of strain, acceleration, temperature etc from the field or laboratory. Key topics are:
- Import data into GlyphWorks
- Create analysis processes with glyphs
- Solve engineering problems
- Display and interpret results
It is assumed that attendees are familiar with normal measurement practice and general signal processing concepts. No prior knowledge of the Glyphworks software is required.
Those wishing to perform fatigue analysis from strain gauges may wish to attend the 2-day Fatigue Theory course, which is not software specific. Those interested in the use of FE for fatigue may wish to attend the nCode DesignLife course (1 or 2 days).
Day 1 - Using GlyphWorks
- Basics – the interface
- Importing and exporting data
- Graphically displaying data
- Manipulating, analyzing, and editing data
- Standard Processes
- Super Glyph
- Using Metadata in Calculations
- Reporting using Studio and GlyphWorks
- GlyphWorks Options
- Fatigue analysis and fatigue editing
- Accelerated testing
- Crack growth
Some topics and concepts which are introduced:
- Popular measurement file formats and types of data, sorting and selecting the data you need by test, by type, or by values. Importing data from and exporting to 3rd party formats
- Displaying by time series, histogram, charts and reports, synchronising measured signals with GPS and video.
- Identifying and correcting errors and anomalies in measured data.
- Manipulation of signals by channel separation and combinations of channels
Identifying and extracting key sections of measured signals.
- Arithmetic operations on single, multiple and combined channels.
- Classification of data into Rainflow, FFT-PSD and other statistical measures.
- Strain gauge rosette processing, fatigue analysis and crack growth.
- Superglyphs – creating frequently used mini-flows.
- Company preferences and audit trails.
- Python scripts, open glyphs and using external programs in GlyphWorks flows.
Course timing is flexible and will vary to suit the attendees. The schedule for day 1 is fixed – because it covers the basics that most users will need. Day 2 covers the more specialised applications and different attendees will want to spend more or less time on each example. They may also wish to adapt one of the examples to suit their own work.