Real Parts Tested Virtually

What Is IBSim

Image-Based Simulation (IBSim) or modelling can have differing meanings depending on the context. In our cross-sector community, IBSim is used to mean “engineering simulations based on 3D geometry captured by some form of imaging technique”.

The IBSim method can be broadly divided into four main stages:

  • Digitisation of parts through a volumetric imaging technique
  • Conversion of the volumetric image into virtual geometry
  • Preparation of the geometry into a simulation ready format
  • Image-Based Simulation analysis, visualisation, and post-processing

Within manufacturing IBSim is being used in a wide variety of ways such as:

  • Research & Development
  • Materials Development
  • Non-destructive testing and evaluation