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nCode Software Product Brochures

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nCode Automation 9.0 Product Details
An overview of the features and capabilities of nCode Automation, a solution for automated data storage, analysis and reporting.
 
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nCode CDS Product Details
A description of nCode Complete Durability System (nCode CDS), a method for customers to access nCode products including GlyphWorks, DesignLife and Automation Personal Edition.
 
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nCode DesignLife 10 Product Details
An overview of the features and capabilities of nCode DesignLife, robust engineering software for CAE/FEA durability analysis.
 
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nCode GlyphWorks 10 Product Details
An overview of the features and capabilities of nCode GlyphWorks, HBM's software for test data analysis in the frequency and time domain.
 
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nCode DesignLife Downloads

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Article: Driving for Durability
E-Z-GO engineers quickly and accurately design a reliable utility vehicle part that saves manufacturing costs. ANSYS Advantage, Vol. IV, Issue 1 2010
 
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Article: Trotz Gewichtsreduktion eine hohe Lebensdauer
Im „Silicon Valley“ der Offshore-Windindustrie in Bremerhaven sitzt einer der führenden Windenergieanlagenhersteller der Offshore-Multimegawattklasse: AREVA Wind. Mit der richtungweisenden Kompaktbauweise ist die Windenergieanlage Multibrid M5000 speziell auf die Bedingungen auf hoher See zugeschnitten. (Quelle: Firmenzeitschrift Infoplaner (Ausgabe 2011-1) der CADFEM GmbH, www.cadfem.de/infoplaner)
 
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Brochure: Fatigue Analysis of Composite Materials
An overview of the composite fatigue analysis module in nCode DesignLife™ , providing the design analyst with tools to help improve and optimise the durability of composite components.
 
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Case Study: BOA Optimizes Exhaust Flex-Joints to Market Faster and Reduces Design Risk with nCode GlyphWorks
BOA has streamlined its engineering process by implementing nCode GlyphWorks...
 
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Case Study: Southwest Windpower: Ensuring the Reliability of Small Wind Turbines with nCode DesignLife™
A case study discussing how Southwest Windpower is using nCode DesignLife to perform fatigue life predictions on their wind turbine designs.
 
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Case Study: Using nCode DesignLife for Wind Turbine Gearbox Fatigue Analysis
A case study discussing how Hansen Transmissions is using nCode DesignLife for Wind Turbine Gearbox Fatigue Analysis
 
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MCAD Online review of DesignLife
Archived MCAD article written on DesignLife
 
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Webinar: Latest Methods for Fatigue of Welds using nCode DesignLife
During this webinar we will discuss the additional capabilities for structural stress calculation methods, locations and orientations that have recently been added to the nCode DesignLife Seam Weld option in version 7. Suggested use cases and recommended modeling techniques will be discussed and the correlation of predictions with physical test specimens using these new techniques will be demonstrated. (right click and select "save link as...")
 
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Whitepaper: Fatigue Analysis of Fibre-Reinforced Polymers
Presented at ECCOMAS 2012 by Dr.-Ing. Stephan Vervoort.
 
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Whitepaper: Fatigue Analysis of Seam Welded Structures
Authors: Dr. Peter Heyes & Jeff Mentley
 
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Whitepaper: Taking into Account the Forming Process in Fatigue Design Computations
Authors: Matteo Luca Facchinetti (PSA Peugeot Citroen), Bastien Weber (Arcelor Mittal), Cedric Doudard (Laboratoire de Mecanique des Structures Navales), and Sylvain Calloach (Laboratoire de Mecanique des Structures Navales)
 
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Whitepaper: Using a Common Test and Simulation environment to Optimize the Durability Process and Verify the Results
Authors: Mohamed Bennebach and Robert Cawte
 
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nCode GlyphWorks Downloads

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Article: better, faster durability tests
Reproduced with kind permission of Automotive Testing Technology International.
 
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Article: Knowledge of material properties offers added value
HBMhotline Issue 1/2010 - Test & Measurement Edition
 
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Article: Proving Ground Optimization
New technology for proving ground-schedule development enables durability engineers to get best value and minimize test time (UKIP Automotive Testing Technology November 2010)
 
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Brochure: Accelerated Testing Module Details
An overview of the Accelerated Testing product option available in nCode GlyphWorks.
 
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Brochure: nCode GlyphWorks Accelerated Testing
An overview of the features and capabilities of the Accelerated Testing module available in nCode GlyphWorks.
 
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Brochure: Optimized Testing Module Details
An overview of the Optimized Testing product option now available in version 7.
 
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Case Study: AgustaWestland selects GlyphWorks for Super Lynx 300
This document describes how AgustaWestland is using nCode GlyphWorks' Accelerated Testing module for Super Lynx 300.
 
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Case Study: Bombardier Achieves 8 Times Faster Validation of Wagon Ride and Safety with nCode GlyphWorks
Bombardier Transportation now uses nCode GlyphWorks test data analysis software to automate this process, reducing the time required to analyze test data...
 
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Case Study: Cummins Helps Ensure Generator Set Reliability with nCode GlyphWorks
Cummins Power Generation is a world leader in the design and manufacture of diesel engine generator sets, spark-ignited natural gas and propane engine generators and lean-burn gas engine operators. nCode GlyphWorks was selected because of its wide range of data processing capabilities including specialized options such as...
 
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Case Study: Valeo Delivers Reliability and Performance at Right Cost with nCode GlyphWorks
Valeo is one of Europe’s largest car parts suppliers, providing components for nearly all global car manufacturers. Valeo worked with HBM-nCode to implement this approach in nCode GlyphWorks test data analysis software and uses this software to quickly generate synthesized test signals to drive fatigue test systems.
 
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Produktdetails: Accelerated Testing Produktoption
Ein Überblick über die Features und Einsatzmöglichkeiten von „Accelerated Testing”, eine spezielle Produktoption von nCode GlyphWorks.
 
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Produktdetails: Optimized Testing Produktoption
Ein Überblick über die Features und Einsatzmöglichkeiten von „Optimized Testing”, eine spezielle Produktoption von nCode GlyphWorks.
 
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Rissfortschrittsberechnungen mit der modernen Software-Suite nCode 7
Author: Dr.-Ing. Stephan Vervoort
 
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Whitepaper: A Practical Discussion on Fatigue
Author: Dr. Andrew Halfpenny
 
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Whitepaper: Accelerated Vibration Testing Based on Fatigue Damage Spectra
Author: Dr. Andrew Halfpenny
 
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Whitepaper: Environmental Accelerated Testing. Use of Virtual Test to Extend Physical Approach
Author: Andrew Halfpenny and Frédéric Kihm, presented at ASTE 2008 Vibrating components are highly susceptible to fatigue failure. Most components must fulfill some form of durability certification test prior to production. Tests are conducted on real prototype components or use a CAE based simulation of the component...
 
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Whitepaper: Methods for Accelerating Dynamic Durability Tests
Author: Dr. Andrew Halfpenny
 
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Whitepaper: Obtaining a Swept Sine on Random Vibration profile
This article presents a methodology which enables to superimpose a swept sine and a power spectral density of acceleration to check the mechanical durability of engine- or gear box-mounted components. Authors: Dr. Andrew Halfpenny and Frédéric Kihm, HBM-nCode; Benoît BEAUM, PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN; and Jean Manuel CHAMBORD, Areva
 
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Whitepaper: Proving Ground Optimisation based on Fatigue Damage Spectra
In order for Automotive OEMs to meet specific reliability levels, they need to design vehicles using loading conditions based on realistic customer usage. This paper illustrates how to Optimise the mixture of proving ground track surfaces to achieve a close match to the target customer profile in the most efficient manner...Author: Andrew Halfpenny and Frédéric Kihm, HBM nCode and Andrea Vertua, CNH.
 
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Whitepaper: Synthesis of an Engine Vibration Specification and Comparison with Existing Qualification Specifications
Presented at ASTE 2010 by Frédéric Kihm
 
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nCode Automation Downloads

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Article: Overloaded with data?
Engineers are often overloaded with data and can waste much time looking for the data they require. A new solution enables meaningful search and automated processing (UKIP Automotive Testing Technology November 2009)
 
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Case study: Durability testing and monitoring structural performance
Since early 2006, Lockheed Martin has utilized nCode software for the monitoring, collection, analysis and management of data for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter full-scale test articles.
 
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Case Study: Turbomeca Reduces Typical Test Analysis Time for New Engines from 2 Months to 1 Week with nCode Automation
Turbomeca (Safran) designs, builds, markets and supports the most comprehensive range of low to- medium-power gas turbines for helicopters. Extensive physical testing is required for the development of new engines, development of derivative engines and qualification of engines for new applications. In the past it took Turbomeca about two months...
 
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Case Study: USFS Deploys nCode Automation Monitoring System
 
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Whitepaper: Web-based Processing and Automation of Test Data
Discover web-based processing and automation of test data with nCode Automation (Aerospace example)
 
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Technical Papers

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Helicopter Vibration - Shock & Vibration Qualification of Equipment
 
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Presentation: The importance of flight spectrum cycle sequences to fatigue calculations
Authors: Robert Plaskitt and Dr. Andrew Halfpenny
Presented at the 2013 International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue and Structural Integrity Conference
 
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Presentation: Using virtual strain gauges to correlate with bending and torsion measured on a helicopter tail cone using strain gauges
Author: R. Plaskitt, Dr. A. Halfpenny, P. Roberts from HBM-nCode presented at BSSM 2013.
 
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Whitepaper: A frequency domain approach for fatigue life estimation from Finite Element Analysis
Author: Dr. Andrew Halfpenny "Fatigue damage is traditionally determined from time signals of loading, usually in the form of stress or strain. This approach is satisfactory for periodic loading but requires very large time records to accurately describe random loading processes..."
 
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Whitepaper: A New Terrain Sensing System (TSS) Based on Fatigue Damage Spectra
Author: Dr. Andrew Halfpenny
 
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Whitepaper: An approach to Fault Detection Using a Unified Linear Gaussian Framework
Authors: R. Fuentes, A. Halfpenny, E. Cross, R. Barthorpe and K. Worden. Presented at the International Workshop of Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM) in September 2013.
 
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Whitepaper: CBM Vibrating Equipment on Rotorcraft
Author: Andrew Halfpenny and Trevor Walton, AgustaWestland presented at the American Helicopter Society Technical Specialists' Meeting on CBM. Copyright © 2009 by the American Helicopter Society International,
 
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Whitepaper: Concept Design Driven by Simulation
Author: S. Vervoort of HBM-nCode presented "Concept Design Driven by Simulation" at the 2013 NAFEMS conference, held on March 20-21, 2013 (Wiesbaden, Germany).
 
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Whitepaper: Rainflow Cycle Counting and Acoustic Fatigue Analysis Techniques for Random Loading
Author: Dr. Andrew Halfpenny & Frederic Kihm of HBM-nCode presented at the 2010 RASD - 10th International Conference. Traditional fatigue analysis uses a technique called rainflow cycle counting to decompose a variable amplitude time signal of stress into fatigue cycles. The damage from each cycle is computed using a Wöhler curve and the damage over the entire time signal is calculated...
 
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Whitepaper: Understanding how Kurtosis is Transferred from Input Acceleration to Stress Response and its Influence on Fatigue Life
Authors: A. Halfpenny and F. Kihm of HBM-nCode, S. Rizzi of NASA Langley Research Center, and N. Ferguson of Institute of Sound and Vibration Research.
Presented at the 2013 Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics (RASD) conference in Italy.
 
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Whitepaper: Using the Fatigue Damage Spectrum (FDS) to determine flight qualification of vibrating components on helicopters
Author: Andrew Halfpenny and Frédéric Kihm presented at ASTE 2009.
 
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