Custom Software

Custom Software

Contact problems typically do not arise by themselves but come embedded in bigger constellations. Circumstances vary from one case to another, which makes it hard to define generic and easy software. This is addressed by custom software development and custom integration.

An example project concerns our work with Sentient Science on their DigitalClone for Rail life extension simulator. A physics-based simulation approach is developed to assess profile evolution considering wear and grinding. This allows to compare the projected life for different maintenance strategies, saving money on rail replacement.

In this project, we developed Python scripts to automate repeated CONTACT calculations. Reading inputs from an Excel-file, configuring the CONTACT library version, processing, and error checking. We also aided with the overall set-up of the simulations. Discussing the physical interactions and their approximation, performance versus accuracy trade-offs, and so on. Just drop us a note if you want to learn more of how we can help with custom software needs.

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