Non Destructive Testing
Simulation and Methodology

EXTENDE News - January 2021



Best wishes
The EXTENDE team wishes you a wonderful year 2021.

2020 has been a peculiar year, and as we leave it to the past, there sure is something that everyone hopes to leave behind with it. But if there is one thing to carry forward from it, that may be the unprecedented awareness that safety matters, and that it can only come from our actions.
NDT has always been about ensuring safety, and now more than ever, EXTENDE is committed to providing innovative tools to the NDE community. On that promise, we wish you a happy 2021!



Use virtual reality to train operators with TraiNDE RT
EXTENDE is pleased to introduce the second product of its TraiNDE line: TraiNDE RT!

TraiNDE RT is an innovative simulator allowing you to train on radiography controls (X and Gamma) in a new light through virtual reality.

TraiNDE RT is delivered with a set of exercises representative of RT training sessions, allowing for a significant increase in the number of shots per trainee, while avoiding the risks of irradiation, and offering new educational features.

Discover TraiNDE RT now through its overview video!


CIVA 2020 SP3 is now available

CIVA 2020

  In addition to the new module CIVA SHM, presented in the next entry of this newsletter, CIVA 2020 SP3 includes:
  • The capacity for the GWT mode computation module to compute dispersion curves in anisotropic materials such as fiber composite structures
  • New Matlab® readers provided by CIVA Script allowing to read and post-process with Matlab® the results extracted from a CIVA Script simulation
  • An update of the CIVA Analysis PlugIn feature to help import TFM acquisition data
Thanks to our continuous improvement commitment and to your feedback through our support service, this Service Pack also fixes about 20 issues in the related modules of the CIVA platform.

Users with a valid license and maintenance contract for CIVA 2020 should have received the download link for SP3 a few days ago through a dedicated emailing.
New module now available in CIVA: CIVA SHM


  With the release of CIVA 2020 SP3, a new module is available and can be added to your license: CIVA SHM. CIVA SHM gives the possibility to simulate Structural Health Monitoring with Guided Waves.

Since Structural Health Monitoring sensors are embedded in the monitored structure, it is even more important than in traditional NDE to design and qualify them carefully before implementation. Simulation is a must have!

Take a look at our blog article for more information, and do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in this new module.
Training sessions in 2021

Training Courses

  You are interested in learning to build a CIVA simulation configuration autonomously? Obtaining sufficient knowledge of the calculation models to have a clear idea of the capabilities and limits of CIVA? Or simply updating yourself on the latest version of our simulation and analysis tool? Then check out when to join our CIVA training courses!

And if you want to improve your knowledge on POD, qualifications, or performance demonstration, then we have designed our Reliability in NDE training course just for you!

Have a look at the training courses catalog for 2021 here!
What do you think about CIVA and EXTENDE's services?

Satisfaction survey


  EXTENDE would like your feedback!

The quality of the products and services we provide you is our major priority and commitment. It reflects the engagement of all our team in terms of client priority, active listening and understanding the needs of our partners.

That is why we would like to collect your feedback through this online satisfaction survey.
Please note that all your answers will be kept strictly confidential.

Thank you for dedicating approximately 7 minutes of your time to help us better understand and satisfy your expectations!
CIVA Tip: Flaw signal in CIVA ET on a fastened plate

Fastened plate ET inspection: defect signal

  After an inspection simulation performed with CIVA Eddy Current module, the user can display two results: first, the defect signal only; second, the complete signal, which corresponds to the signal due to the electromagnetic coupling with the component in addition to the flaw signal.

This is particularly interesting in the case of a complex shaped component inspection, such as a fastened plate, where a geometric or material variation occur and for which the user will want to distinguish the flaw signal from the rivet signal.

This video shows how to use this feature for computing the rivet signal, and evaluating the impact on the measured signal of a flaw connected to the rivet.
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