Profion Rhithwir i Rannau Real

Software

Following the IBSim workflow from start to finish crosses several well-established disciplines. This process starts with an imaging technique (e.g. X-ray radiography), then through image-processing stages before performing engineering simulation, then analysis and visualisation of results. For the industrially focussed IBSim workflow we’re developing, we use 3rd party software where possible to avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’. We aim to be software agnostic such that others may follow the developed workflow and switch out a particular stage with their preferred software e.g. if a specific industrial sector is compelled to use accredited software. 

Below is a table summarising software options available for the various IBSim workflow stages. The table currently focusses on the most common form of IBSim, which is converting X-ray computed tomography (XCT) images into finite element analysis (FEA) simulations.

Please contact us if you use any other software packages not mentioned below as part of your IBSim workflow or any of the information needs amending. We’re particularly interested to hear from you if you use other imaging modalities (e.g. FIB-SEM) or simulation techniques (e.g. CFD).

SoftwareO/CReconstructionSegmentationMeshingSimulationVisualisationNotes
Astra ToolboxORequires Python
MuhrecO
TigreO
TomopyO
OcciputO
VGRECOC
CERAC
X-AIDC
OctopusC
Digi R3D C
Nikon CT ProC
SuRVoSO
open_iAO
Waka (ImageJ)OTrainable segmentation
ImageJO
SimplewareC
AvizoC
myVGLC
DragonflyCFree for Education
VGstudio maxC
Iso2meshO
AMReXO
ParaFEMO
Code_AsterOLinux only
MSC/NastranC
AbaqusC
ANSYSC
ParaViewO
VolviewO
TomvizO
VisitO
FemapC