Blueprint Issue 6 | August 2019

Welcome to the sixth edition of Blueprint

This sixth edition of Blueprint features an introduction to new capabilities and usability enhancements released at nCode 2019.1. An example of how to go beyond manual reporting of Well Control Equipment events using a closed-loop FRACAS system is explained. Omnicon addresses common issues for lightning protection in aircraft design. An industry researcher shares their review and insights on nCode software; plus, a new collaboration for evaluating the fatigue performance of additively manufactured material is announced.
nCode 2019.1 now available

nCode 2019.1 now available

This mid-year release focuses on the use of multiple simultaneous videos in GlyphWorks which can be synchronized with other data displays so the analyst can better understand the response of the ADAS system to the external scenario and the driver interaction. DesignLife 2019.1 sees usability improvements and substantial improvements to processing speed.
FRACAS closed-loop system helps meet API S53 compliance

FRACAS closed-loop system helps meet API S53 compliance

With rising prices and new regulations, the Oil & Gas industry faces many challenges related to the improvement of equipment reliability and data collected by operators for analysis. From this data, reported as events, it is advantageous to have a simple and efficient way to link events having the same root cause to identify common failures. Read how an offshore drilling contractor went beyond manual reporting of events using ReliaSoft XFRACAS.
Thunder and lightning, oh my: Lightning protection in aircraft design

Thunder and lightning, oh my: Lightning protection in aircraft design

Lightning strikes aircraft with a higher frequency than most people would believe. The reported statistical data indicates that lightning strikes each aircraft in the U.S. commercial fleet one and a half times per year and pilots experience lightning strikes once every 3,000 flight hours. This article explores the considerations needed when designing an aircraft, along with Omnicon's available solutions to aid with this matter.

nCode reviewed by Lifecycle Insights

nCode reviewed by Lifecycle Insights

Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insights recently reviewed nCode desktop solutions and web-based (or browser-based) solutions for automating simulation and test for durability and fatigue prediction, commenting: “We highly recommend nCode for those of you running durability analysis or fatigue predictions. It is one platform that provides solutions for both testing and analysis, reducing the amount of effort and time put into running these functions. 

Watch the video from LifeCycle Insights on LinkedIn or view on their Blog for video and complete commentary. 

Collaboration with TWI on Core Research Programme in selective laser melting

Collaboration with TWI on Core Research Programme in selective laser melting

A new TWI Members' Core Research Programme (CRP) has been set up in collaboration with HBM Prenscia's Advanced Materials Characterization & Test facility. The TWI CRP aims to provide a comprehensive evaluation of fatigue performance enhancement through elimination of porosity in additively manufactured (AM) material by Selective Laser Melting (SLM).