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01.152021CIVA SHM: Structural Health Monitoring thanks to simulation!Category "CIVA Software" | No comment


Since Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) sensors are embedded in the monitored structure, it is even more important than in traditional NDE to design and qualify them carefully before implementation. Simulation is a must have! CIVA now includes a new module to model SHM by Guided Waves, CIVA SHM.

Based on an innovative technique providing very competitive computation times, CIVA SHM is a must-have tool for SHM engineers. With CIVA SHM, engineers can lower the need for costly and time-consuming mock-ups:

  • Design monitoring strategy: Define the relevant number of sensors before preparing prototypes and then embedding sensors in a real structure… For life!
  • Demonstrate monitoring performance: Study influential parameters to assess and improve SHM system reliability
  • Provide data sets for POD evaluation: Generate massive data at low cost thanks to modelling for Probability of Detection campaigns
  • Better understand SHM signals: Simulate different scenarios to better identify defect signals from other features and geometrical effects

In an easy-to-use dedicated user interface, you can represent the specimen to be monitored, the network of sensors and the target defects, then CIVA SHM computes the sensor responses. Dispersion curves are also provided.

CIVA SHM can simulate metallic or composite stratified planar components with potential curvatures or stiffener as well as metallic pipe configurations.

More information available in this document and on the CIVA SHM dedicated page.

Feel free to contact us if you need to have more information about this new module!

The EXTENDE team.

10.122020First North American CIVA User GroupCategory "CIVA Software" | No comment

CIVA User Group

At the NDTMA conference in February 2020, Sensor Networks management suggested to Extende Inc. VP Erica Schumacher that they co-host a CIVA User Group meeting at their State College, PA facility. The idea was proposed upon learning about the 2019 CIVA User Group meeting in the UK and wanting to have a similar exchange of information in the USA. After much discussion, plans for the event were made and CIVA users in the USA and Canada were invited to attend and present. 

While the original plan was to hold a 1.5 day in-person event, like many other events this year, we made the decision to transition from an in-person event to an all virtual user group meeting. We also decided to shorter the event to a half day.

Approximately 40 people attended the meeting from throughout the USA and Canada, working in industries ranging from nuclear, to oil and gas, transportation and aerospace. Four users presented on their applications of CIVA UT. For those of you that did not attend, the presentations are now available on our website.

Based on the success of this event, we plan to have a CIVA User Group meeting in the USA in 2021.  It is too early to know if we will be able to hold an in-person event next summer. For 2021, we would like to increase the number of user presentations and expand the methods that are presented. If you are working with CIVA UT, ET, RT, CT or GWT, we encourage you to share how you utilize it to more effectively meet your NDT challenges at the 2021 User Group. More information will be provided in 2021.

The EXTENDE team.

About Extende

We believe that high quality and innovative Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) will make our world a safer place and will help preserve the environment.

Therefore, our mission is to bring the benefits of Simulation and NDE Development Methodology to the NDE Community.

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