Recently released, Simcenter Testlab 18 brings along a large number of enhanced features and novel functionalities. This major release introduces Simcenter Testlab Neo as well as a number of improvements on the Classic platform.
Never get lost with the Task-overview screen that is always accessible via the “Task overview” button
Interact! Discover the joys of interactive analysis in Simcenter Testlab Neo Desktop
Interact with your data. The “Interact” task lets you quickly edit and process channels - just select the channels and the processing to apply to those. Save or further process results. Undo or redo operations. Visualize processed data next to the original one. Change processing parameters. Fiddle with your data sets and save the sets you need where you need them.
Process channels quickly and interactively with instantaneous visual feedback in Simcenter Testlab Interactive Analysis
Benefit from novelties in general acquisition and processing capabilities Simcenter Testlab Neo adds many features and functionalities to enhance your efficiency at work.
Simcenter Testlab Acquisition Setup adds following functionalities:
The tacho scope lets you easily setup analog tacho sensors, such as magnetic pick-up and optical probes.
The Automated Channel List import tool facilitates the offline creation of a high-channel-count test setup. It automatically generates a project starting from a Simcenter Testlab template and an MS Excel file with your measurement information.
Ranges and supplies for ratio-metric sensors are coupled in order to exactly match one of the available hardware ranges of the input module.
Simcenter Testlab Time Data Acquisition comes with improved features:
Transfer video images directly to your PC with the SCM-CIM2 module - fully synchronized with the other data streams such as accelerations, strain gauges, displacements, GPS data, CAN bus messages and wheel force signals.Transfer video images directly to your PC
Embedded sensor checks: The improved Balance and Shunt checks allow you to easily identify possible instrumentation issues. The Headroom check notifies you of a reduction of the dynamic range due to the hardware offset on the channel.
Simcenter Testlab also offers following General Processing functionalities:
Control your process with the Process Designer. It adds Block and Pass Methods to support a better control the data flow within a process.
Direct support of multiple time data formats: MTS RPC3, nCode DAC, HBM SoMat SIF, HDF, WAV, NI DIAdem, and more.
Additional data formats supported: histogram results like Rainflow, PSD or Time At Level.
Durability testing is a complete end-to-end process in Simcenter Testlab Neo. No need to convert data or switch software.
Validate data easier with instant data visualization and customizable analysis flows
Load Data Analysis methods in the Process Designer include new damage-related methods as well as the superposition method. Fatigue life analysis is now available, with life prediction based on the stress life or the strain life methods.
Benefit from enhanced functionalities in Simcenter Testlab Classic
Simcenter Testlab Classic is not left untouched. The platform is enhanced, fully compatible with Neo, and brings a wealth of novelties.
Let us start with improvements in the Simcenter Testlab Desktop:
Integration of all data drivers - no need for extra licenses or external data import.
Support of Ansys .rst files.
Enhancement of the Block Calculator with new functions: INDEP_VAR_COMPOSE and INDEP_VAR_DECOMPOSE. INDEP_VAR_COMPOSE helps compose a new block from the Y-axis values of two separate blocks. INDEP_VAR_DECOMPOSE generates two blocks out of the X-axis and the Y-axis values of the reference block.
Numerous display enhancements: new curve scrolling mode, enhanced driving point mode and multiple XY curves.
The new release also improves on a number of applications in the Classic platform.
Speed up setup and instrumentation time
To reduce test preparation time and minimize time spent on correcting attributes of measured data, rely on the new Instrumentation App. Find out more in this article.
In the field of Transfer Path Analysis, the Matrix Heatmap display addresses the increased demand for high quality and instant verification of the acquired data. More information about the heatmap coming up soon.
Discover more novelties in the field of acoustic testing, starting with faster and more accurate sound source localization.
The release introduces Bayesian Focusing, an improved sound power quantification method. It allows getting reliable sound power estimates, even when measuring at further distances from the source. It works for both correlated and uncorrelated sources, over a wide frequency range.
Simcenter Testlab HD Acoustic Camera integrates a cross-spectral-matrix (CSM) processing method: it improves the dynamic range by removing self-generated noise, especially in presence of aero-acoustic sources. The Deconvolution add-in now includes the Clean-SC method, which helps to trace uncorrelated, aero-acoustic sources, in mid and high frequencies.
Cross-spectral-matrix method with diagonal removal in Simcenter Testlab HD Acoustic Camera
Pass-by noise (PBN) testing remains an important topic. Multiple functionalities in Simcenter Testlab enhance the user experience: the automatic stop trigger, the immediate report displays with clearer coloring and deviation indication column. Analyzing the PBN contribution of different sound source components also becomes easier with the loading of acoustic source quantification (ASQ) results in the validation sheet.
The Pass-by Noise Driver’s Aid App has been improved:
The Advanced tab now shows the real-time RPM value, allowing users to monitor rpm targets.
The required gear is confirmed in the Advanced tab.
Users can request to resend the report results in case their vehicle has gone out of range.