CIVA is the world’s leading simulation and analysis software for non-destructive testing (NDT). It is widely used in industry, research, and education to design, optimize, qualify, and study non-destructive testing methods. CIVA can also help improve diagnoses and support the implementation of automated inspection procedures. It can handle all the main inspection techniques. CIVA is developed by CEA-List and distributed by Extende in more than 40 countries.
CIVA simulation and analysis software was developed specifically for non-destructive testing (NDT).
The CIVA suite is modular and offers a wide range of features. Custom tools developed with CEA-List and partners can also be integrated into CIVA. The software was developed by CEA-List and is distributed by Extende.
CIVA can help assess the feasibility of an inspection procedure or choose the most appropriate one for a given use case. It can also be used to design new processes, optimize configurations, and demonstrate the performance of an inspection technique. It integrates ultrasonic, guided wave, SHM, eddy current, thermography, radiography, and tomography—all of the main inspection techniques used in the manufacturing and other industries and in maintenance.
CIVA is more than a simulator. It can also analyze real and simulated measurement data and includes a suite of statistical analysis and performance demonstration tools with features like metamodels, sensitivity analyses, and probability of detection (PoD) analyses. CIVA can also fully or partially automate diagnoses.
Used by more than 300 companies in the energy, aeronautics, transportation, petrochemical, and manufacturing industries, CIVA is the world’s leading NDT software suite.
CIVA offers several major advantages:
CIVA simulation tools help rapidly find the optimal solution for a given performance target.
The software’s wide range of probe and sensor models makes it easy to design new probes optimized according to a variety of parameters. Parametric and complex inspection trajectories can be programmed and their coverage (in terms of control sensitivity) verified and maximized.
CIVA includes performance demonstration tools to:
Diagnosis is a key step in the inspection process. Automating this step is crucial to an inspection process’ reliability and productivity.
CEA-List has added assisted and automated diagnosis tools to CIVA. The software now offers machine learning modules (CIVA 2022) that can use real and/or simulated data logs to learn to produce a diagnosis.
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Validation of the simulation software CIVA UT in separated transmit/receive configurations
15th Asia Pacific Conference for Non-Destructive Testing (APCNDT2017), Singapore
F Foucher, S Lonné, G Toullelan, S Mahaut… – An overview of validation campaigns of the CIVA simulation software – 12th ECNDT
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