Cloud native EDA tools & pre-optimized hardware platforms
GrafTech International Holdings Inc., Parma, Ohio, USA:
G. Sowa • R. Paul • R.E Smith
A stack of X-ray computed tomography images were imported into ScanIP. 2D slices were immediately rendered in 3D after import, and rapidly segmented using automated thresholding tools into solid and porous regions. Segmentation was carried out based on greyscale scan values. Colour mapping was also used to better visualize porous and solid regions.
Simpleware +FE was then used to convert the solid part of the segmented image data into a robust, analysis-ready mesh. Experiments were conducted with FE Grid and FE Free options to obtain an optimum mesh quality with sufficient elements for a high resolution model. Efforts were also made to maintain a reasonable computing time when meshing. The final volume mesh was directly imported into COMSOL Multiphysics® for simulation.