Updated Software Analyzes Surface Strains, 3D Displacements and 3D Deformations

GOM has announced the availability of new and additional application-specific features in its GOM Correlate Professional software.

With GOM’s optical 3D ARAMIS system, materials properties and behavior throughout the design and manufacturing workflow can be well understood. This contributes to improved product quality, reduced costs and time for the research & development department in the automotive, aerospace, civil engineering, consumer goods and biomechanics industries as well as universities and institutes. The GOM Correlate software is used for the inspection and evaluation of 2D or 3D data that is derived from ARAMIS sensors or other metrology systems. The GOM Correlate Professional software offers all features of GOM Correlate plus additional user benefits to increase the efficiency of the workflow among other things.

Vibration Analysis

One application-specific feature is vibration analysis that can be well used in the automobile and aerospace industries. For example, the fan blades of modern turbines for the aerospace industry have to be continuously checked, inspected and, if necessary, maintained to withstand extreme operating conditions during their lifespan. GOM’s 3D testing system ARAMIS perfectly supplements GOM’s ATOS system, which measures surface defects of fan blades. The ARAMIS system can be used to record 3D displacements during a hammer impact test. Then, the software shows the displacements of all points measured with different frequency responses in a full-field or point-based manner in all three spatial directions. Based on this data, the Operating Deflection Shapes (ODS) can be calculated to compare them to the simulation mode shapes.

One new feature from GOM Correlate Professional is specialized for the automobile industry, which enables contour detection and the analysis of airbag deployment tests. This new software tool tracks the contour of the airbag in any high-speed video recording and helps to identify the maximum deflection point in the local coordinate system of the steering wheel.

Another new feature of crack tip detection makes the tracing and evaluation of the trajectory of crack points possible. It can be used for a wide range of applications in research of materials, such as metals, plastics and composites and in many industries with high security requirements. In the civil engineering industry, for example, ARAMIS can be used to check cracks of several sides of concrete samples simultaneously, with its measurement results displayed in the software.

Furthermore, the measured data from typical materials testings, such as Nakajima, bulge, tensile, bending, shear and hole expansion tests, is evaluated in the software to determine the material characteristics. This data is used as input parameters for the numerical simulation, enabling a more precise material model and a more accurate prediction of material behavior. Also, the measured 3D data could be combined with imported temperature data from an infrared camera in the GOM Correlate Professional software, so that the correlation of the thermal and mechanical component behavior can be obtained and analyzed.

Additionally, project templates can be carried out to repeat evaluations fast and easily. In a project template, among others, inspection elements, project keywords and reports are saved. It is not required to set up the project again when carrying out another evaluation of the same type.

Interested users have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the advantages of the professional version free of charge for 30 days.

For more information:  www.gom.com