aRTist - CT
The aRTist CT software application incorporates 3D Virtual Computed Tomography Simulation functionality. This visualization enables the product (in the form of CAD 3D model) to be radiographically analyzed for known flaws of discernability within a 3D CAD object. This provides the user to set up their optimum radiographic techniques for NDE technical justification of the products.
The aRTist-CT enables X-ray sources and Gamma sources to be modelled along with the Film, DR, CR detectors. The product in the form or a CAD Model can be loaded with the defined materials. Flaws of known sizes along with IQIs can be generated in CAD and can be inserted into the product CAD drawings. This also allows flaw validation and quantification accuracies to be measured. By using the well-proven ray tracing the radiograph images are generated.
This method of verification and validation improves the ability of design engineers, inspection-planning department to create radiographic inspection techniques at the much reduced time than actual CT acquisition. The simulation enables the exposure parameters to be worked out which reduces the overall time, and the information can be used to operate the CT at the parameters.
The aRTist package is a powerful NDT inspection generation tool that can assist in the inspection qualification of components. Further it can eliminate the requirements to cut cross sections of physical components. Also the ARTIST CT can be used to check the accuracy of the measurements against the known flaw sizes.