Sensor Placement (Mesh-Free) and FEA Analysis Software

GageMap offers superior test preparation with a unique feature to create and edit virtual sensors free of the model’s mesh.  As a result, your finite element model is unaffected by any changes made to the sensors.  Finding the optimum sensor locations are easily done using a range of criteria.  In Addition, GageMap makes short work of defining limits for use in online and offline analysis.

What is Mesh-Free Sensor Placement? (See how →)

Sensors can move freely on the model without regard for the model mesh.  Easily move sensors up and down (Red Axis), left and right(Green Axis).  Also, sensors may be rotated 360 degrees.

Interface directly with Ansys, Abaqus & Nastran

Maximize the benefits of your current finite element software by interfacing with GageMap.  GageMap works directly with Abaqus, Ansys, and Nastran models.  Each finite element model can be validated based on strain data or by scanning laser vibrometer.  If you have groups on your Ansys or Abaqus model, GageMap can import those too.  Drag-n-drop, rotate sensors independent of model’s mesh and directly compare test measurements to finite element results with reports.

Reliable & Repeatable Analysis That Is Easy-To-Use

FEM Interaction for Test Prep

With GageMap, there is no more need to “paint” 2-D elements on finite element models surface.  In addition, you no longer need to use node or element results accounting for strain gage size.  Simplify your test preparation with GageMap software.

Limit Definitions That Directly Interface with Other Apex Acquisition and Analysis Products

Preparing success criteria (limits) in advance of test with GageMap’s limit defining feature.  Then import the newly created limits directly into other APEX products.  For instance, import limits into APEX DS Data Acquisition Software and APEX DR for real-time monitoring.  In the same fashion, any analysis limits created in GageMap can also port to APEX DX Offline Analysis Software for efficient data processing.  Exported limits files includes output frequencies, limits and ratios consistent with the current fatigue assessment settings.   With this information, you can easily compare measured results to pretest predictions.

SUPERIOR TEST PREPARATION

GageMap is the ONLY Commercially Available Product
That Can Do ALL Of This:

  • Perform High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) analysis based on test data

  • Optionally compute surface strains/stresses over the entire FE model by enforcing plane stress

  • Extract strains and displacements for direct comparison to experimental results

  • Automatically create detailed sensor reports

  • Support for cyclic symmetry

  • Support for anisotropic material properties

  • Support for non-linear geometry

SIMPLIFIED PRETEST SENSOR PLACEMENT

Identifying where to place sensors for optimum effectiveness has been simplified.  GageMap can locate sensors where they will measure the best data for testing by using a simplified sensor mapping optimization.  Improving your sensor placement will result in more effective tests and safer products.  GageMap also offers limit computation and model validation tasks.

For over 20 years, APEX has offered comprehensive turbine testing solutions from highly experienced designers and integrators that benefit turbomachinery OEM’s around the world. 

 

We design industry leading test solutions world-wide!

Contact Us

APEX Turbine Testing Technologies
Address: 1039 Parkway Drive Spring Hill, TN 37174
Phone: +1-931-486-0081
Fax: +1-931-486-0083
Email: info@apexturbine.com

Technical Support | Authorized Resellers

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Sensor Placement (Mesh-Free) and FEA Analysis Software

GageMap offers superior test preparation with a unique feature to create and edit virtual sensors free of the model’s mesh.  As a result, your finite element model is unaffected by any changes made to the sensors.  Finding the optimum sensor locations are easily done using a range of criteria.  In Addition, GageMap makes short work of defining limits for use in online and offline analysis.

What is Mesh-Free Sensor Placement? (See how ↑)

Sensors can move freely on the model without regard for the model mesh.  Easily move sensors up and down (Red Axis), left and right(Green Axis).  Also, sensors may be rotated 360 degrees.

SIMPLIFIED PRETEST SENSOR PLACEMENT

Identifying where to place sensors for optimum effectiveness has been simplified.  GageMap can locate sensors where they will measure the best data for testing by using a simplified sensor mapping optimization.  Improving your sensor placement will result in more effective tests and safer products.  GageMap also offers limit computation and model validation tasks.

Interface directly with Ansys, Abaqus & Nastran finite element software

Maximize the benefits of your current finite element software by interfacing with GageMap.  GageMap works directly with Abaqus, Ansys, and Nastran models.  Each finite element model can be validated based on strain data or by scanning laser vibrometer.  If you have groups on your Ansys or Abaqus model, GageMap can import those too.  Drag-n-drop, rotate sensors independent of model’s mesh and directly compare test measurements to finite element results with reports.

GageMap Sensor Placement and FEA Analysis Software

FEM Interaction Test Preparation

With GageMap, there is no more need to “paint” 2-D elements on finite element models surface.  In addition, you no longer need to use node or element results accounting for strain gage size.  Simplify your test preparation with GageMap software.

Limit Definitions Directly Interface W/ Acquisition and Analysis Products

Preparing success criteria (limits) in advance of test with GageMap’s limit defining feature.  Then import the newly created limits directly into other APEX products.  For instance, import limits into APEX DS Data Acquisition Software and APEX DR for real-time monitoring.  In the same fashion, any analysis limits created in GageMap can also port to APEX DX Offline Analysis Software for efficient data processing.  Exported limits files includes output frequencies, limits and ratios consistent with the current fatigue assessment settings.   With this information, you can easily compare measured results to pretest predictions.

GageMap Sensor Placement-FEA Analysis-Mesh-Free

GageMap is the ONLY Commercially Available Product That Can Do ALL Of This:

  • Perform High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) analysis based on test data

  • Optionally compute surface strains/stresses over the entire FE model by enforcing plane stress

  • Extract strains and displacements for direct comparison to experimental results

  • Automatically create detailed sensor reports

  • Support for cyclic symmetry

  • Support for anisotropic material properties

  • Support for non-linear geometry

SUPERIOR TEST PREPARATION SOFTWARE

For over 20 years, APEX has offered comprehensive turbine testing solutions from highly experienced designers and integrators that benefit turbomachinery OEM’s around the world. 
 
We design industry leading test solutions world-wide!

Contact Us

APEX Turbine Testing Technologies
Address: 1039 Parkway Drive Spring Hill, TN 37174
Phone: +1-931-486-0081
Fax: +1-931-486-0083
Email: info@apexturbine.com

 

Technical Support

Authorized Resellers

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