SonoAnalyzer OE and Demo - version 1.2.0 released

User-defined profile rectangular block sonotrodePowerUltrasonics is pleased to announce the release of SonoAnalyzer OE version 1.2.0 (codename "Luca") also available as a 30-day, limited use demo.

Changes from the previous release (1.1.1) include:
    New models: Rectangular sonotrodes (block horns) are now supported with some limitations, notably that these sonotrodes are solid, without slots, and the width is limited to a maximum 100mm (which in practice is probably larger than you'd want to use for a non-slotted horn anyway). Models supporting wider, slotted horns are planned for SonoAnalyzer Pro, due for beta release later this year. This release offers two options for block horn analysis: a simple stepped profile and a user-defined profile containing up to 12 sections of specified length and thickness.

SonoAnalyzer OE and Demo - version 1.1.1 released

I've just released a new version of SonoAnalyzer. This update adds support for computers behind corporate firewalls where internet connections to the web go via a proxy server. A new dialog box allows for proxy server settings to be entered by the user (server name, port and optionally, for systems using authentication, a username and password).

SonoAnalyzer OE and Demo - version 1.1.0 released

Screenshot of SonoAnalyzer horn analysis software showing Von-Mises stress at 10 micron amplitudePowerUltrasonics is pleased to announce the release of SonoAnalyzer OE version 1.1.0, also available as a 30-day, limited use demo.

Changes from the previous release (1.0.0) include:
    New feature: Colour contour plots of stress and displacement can now be downloaded from the analysis server and displayed via the File -> FEA menu. Like the animated .gif images available in previous versions, these static images will appear as new tabs in the graphic (right-hand) section of the application. To ensure the numerical values shown in these plots are representative of the real-life situation, a control for input amplitude has been added to the Analysis tab - default value 10 microns peak-to-peak. New coloured areas have also been added to the 3D graphic display to illustrate which surfaces are counted as input and output - green for input, orange for output.

Back-end system software update

Von-Mises stress plot of user-defined sonotrodeI've just installed an update to the software controlling the online analysis for SonoAnalyzer. The update will support the generation of stress and displacement contour plots similar to the existing animation download, as shown here (click the image for a full-size version). However the requirement to store stress information means that all new results files are incompatible with the old ones, so all cached analyses had to be replaced.

I have completed the re-analysis of all cached jobs and the new update is backward-compatible with SonoAnalyzer OE version 1.0, so there should be no perceptible effects on users. However, it is a significant change so if you do notice any strange behaviour, particularly involving cached jobs, please let me know.

Stress and displacement contour plots for all online FEA analyses will be available in the next release of SonoAnalyzer OE, due shortly.

Chris

SonoAnalyzer OE and Demo - version 1.0.0 released

PowerUltrasonics is pleased to announce the release of SonoAnalyzer OE version 1.0.0, along with a new demo version that is identical except for the license - the demo license expires after 30 days and permits only a limited number of analysis runs.

Changes from the previous version (RC 0.9.9) include:

SonoAnalyzer OE

$750.00

SonoAnalyzer Online Edition - New purchase

SonoAnalyzer Online Edition - easy-to-use finite element analysis for ultrasonic horn design and analysisPowerUltrasonics SonoAnalyzer software makes the power of finite-element analysis accessible to all! With no specialist expertise required, this desktop software takes the user through a simple process to define the sonotrode and displays pre-calculated and on-demand finite-element analysis results.

The purchase price includes one year of annual maintenance - online services, version updates and support for a period of one year. At the end of this time additional annual maintenance periods can be purchased, or credits for the online analysis services can be purchased as required.

Price: $750.00

How it works

This section demonstrates the interaction of the various components of SonoAnalyzer, starting with the Online Edition SonoAnalyzer OE.

RC 0.9.9 released

A new version: Release Candidate 0.9.9 was released yesterday. This is a bug-fix update only - it resolves an issue found in some computers (believed to be only those with nVidia graphics cards, but not all nVidia machines are affected) where the saved animations were incorrect, displaying a jumpy motion. If you have the previous version (0.9.8) and saved animation files work correctly there is no need to upgrade to this one.

RC 0.9.8 released

A new version: Release Candidate 0.9.8 has been released today. This is mainly about extra features but also includes some minor bug-fixes. This will probably be the last "pre-release" version, so whether you're interested in the new features or just want to help me verify that all is working correctly, please download and test it!

New: Animated "screen dump" of 3D model window.

As mentioned earlier, the new version includes the facility to export the 3D graphic display as an image or animation.


Stepped sonotrode - 2nd axial mode

3D Image screen capture and export available in version 0.9.8

These example images were generated using the new export facilities included in version 0.9.8 (to be released shortly):

User-defined sonotrode, first bending mode at 7.0 kHz

User-defined sonotrode - first bending mode at 7.0kHz

User-defined sonotrode - second bending mode at 21.47 kHz

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