In all industrial sectors, non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques play a critical role for ensuring a structures and reliability, plant safety and increasingly also for ensuring quality and efficiency of products and processes. The emerging use of numerical simulation is a major trend in the field with tremendous potential benefits in terms of cost reduction, enhanced diagnosis reliability and, consequently, increased competitiveness. A strong industrial need exists for efficient NDE simulation tools which SIMPOSIUM aims at fulfilling. The project objective is to provide, in a single software platform, numerical models specifically designed to respond to manufacturers’ applications. The project will address both flaw detection and material characterization methods.
Particular effort will be put into challenging modelling of material features, complex geometries of parts and complex defects. The models will be based on multi-scale and multi-physics approach and capable of exchanging data with CAD design software, mechanical codes, and material models. Emphasis will be put on efficient coupling strategies based on hybrid semi-analytical / numerical approaches. Such strategies will be made possible by the development of software platform tools allowing communication between codes developed by different partners. Particular attention will be paid to the validation of the models codes challenging modelling of material features, complex geometries of parts and defects.
SIMPOSIUM will have a significant impact at the different stages of NDE practice: design and implementation of emerging NDE techniques, reliability assessment, performance demonstration and the training of NDE staff. By reducing the cost linked to inspections, making possible virtual testing at the earliest stages of the part design, SIMPOSIUM will significantly contribute to improve time-to-production, time to market and competitiveness. SIMPOSIUM will confirm the leading position of Europe in the field of NDE simulation.
|Number of participants:||15|
|Total budget - Public funding:||5 991 630,00 Euro - 4 250 554,00 Euro|
|Call topic:||Digital factories: Manufacturing design and product lifecycle management (FoF.ICT.2011.7.4)|
|Instrument:||Large-scale integrating project|
- | EXTENDE
- | Serco Limited
- | ArcelorMittal Maizières Research SA
- | Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
- | EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC DEFENCE AND SPACE COMPANY EADS FRANCE SAS
- | Fraunhofer IZPF
- | IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
- | INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE
- | SIMULAYT LTD
- | SKF Sverige AB
- | SAARSCHMIEDE GMBH FREIFORMSCHMIEDE*
- | UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CASSINO
- | UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II.
- | Volkswagen AG