U Virginia Putting GageMap Software through Cycles in Engineering Program

The University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science Rotating Machinery and Controls (ROMAC) Industrial Program will be using EDAS GageMap software to conduct vibration analysis and simulate vibratory effects on industry-focused research projects.

GageMap is an application designed to reduce overall test preparation effort, cycle time, and cost by verifying and utilizing finite element analysis results. The software is used in the aerospace industry to perform complex high cycle fatigue assessments and simplify analysis of complex material systems.

"We are pleased to have access to this software. GageMap brings new capabilities to the ROMAC Lab that were not available to us in the past," said Pradip Sheth, associate professor and director of RotorDynamics and Vibrations.

The software features a set of tools necessary to perform sensor placement, sensor optimization, vibrometry mapping, and model validation, and post-test analysis and animation from recorded engine data. Interfaces to ANSYS, ABAQUS, and NASTRAN finite element packages are included.

ROMAC emphasizes theoretical and experimental research in general areas of rotordynamics, turbomachinery, structural dynamics, magnetic bearings, the application of automatic controls to the dynamics of rotating machinery, internal incompressible flows, the coupling of internal flows to the dynamics of rotating machinery, fluid film bearings, and seals.

EDAS is an engineering firm with a particular emphasis on vibration and high cycle fatigue problems.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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