This simple 2D model of a steel block with a void region shows how simple the setup process can be using the new PZFlex Designer Mode. The full workflow from model import to post processing outputs is demonstrated in the short video.
The Designer Mode interface has been designed to allow mechanical wave propagation and piezoelectric models to be set up very easily. The 2D Transducer Model shows how to set up both loading types within the GUI.
PZFlex simulation of a plane wave propagating from the left side of a steel block, encountering an angled defect at approximately 1/3 of the way along its length. This simple example showcases a number of fundamental features of ultrasonic wave propagation, such as reflection, refraction and mode conversion. Note the Rayleigh wave running along the crack surface.