nCode Academic Program
Fatigue analysis is becoming an increasingly important part of the design process in many industries, and today’s graduate engineer needs to be equipped with knowledge of the latest tools used in industry. According to a 2008 study, best-in-class companies are 1.6 times more likely to simulate and identify product failure modes than poor performing companies. Stress analysis by itself is often insufficient and products are now commonly designed by predicting failure under realistic loading.
Since 1982, nCode products have led the way with fatigue analysis capabilities in industries such as aerospace, automotive, defense, off-highway, rail transport and wind energy. nCode products are used by many Fortune 500 companies including Ford Motor Company, General Motors, John Deere, and Lockheed Martin. In fact, companies such as CNH, Chrysler Group LLC, John Deere and Wyle are actively searching for engineers with experience using nCode software.
Academic Program Licensing Options
nCode Academic Program for Engineering Education provides a cost-effective means to put the best tools for engineering durability in the hands of today’s students and graduates.
Academic license types include:
- Academic Teaching: Enables a class to run nCode software for student instruction, projects, and demonstrations.
- Academic Research: Enables use of software for industry-related research only.
- Post-graduate Individuals: Provides use of software to a delegated post-graduate student.
"My work is related to education and research in the field of fatigue and fracture of structures, with a focus on life design and analysis of gas turbine and aero engine. My research team has been using the nCode software to analyze the fatigue life of gas turbine rotors and to undertake research in high temperature damage tolerant design. Currently, the software has been successfully applied to the life analysis of ultra-supercritical turbines and cylinders, and the damage tolerant design of a new type of welded rotor. The software has a friendly interface and allows for my PhD students to develop new analysis methods. The analysis results obtained by the software are also in agreement with measurements. We like the software. It is a powerful analysis platform for research indeed."
- Fu-Zhen Xuan, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology
"I taught an advanced fatigue class on Vibration Fatigue Theories and Applications (ME 7
95) at the Oakland University in 2011 and 2012, respectively. In this class, my graduate students learned the theories and the procedures to develop fatigue validation test specifications for random vibrations and swept-sine vibrations.
Since the nCode software has the analytical tools developed for the emerging frequency-based fatigue theories I covered in class, it then became the best application software for use in class. I was so grateful for the kind support from Jeremy Durrant and Jon Aldred so that my students can use the software for filtering data, comparing sine and random vibration inputs in terms of fatigue damage, calculating rainflow cycle counts, performing FFT on time histories and inverse FFT on power spectral densities, waterfall analysis, and developing automated test specifications. Through the use of Glyphs and Process development the learning process is sped up. The alternatives can be very tedious and time consuming. In the end my students learn more in a shorter amount of time with a tool like this. I would very much welcome access to use nCode as a learning tool and for research purposes"
- Dr. Yung-Li Lee, SAE Fellow, Adjunct Professor of Oakland University, Walter P. Chrysler Senior Technical Fellow