XactLIFE™ GT is a custom-built engine specific prognostics platform developed using LPTi's patented LCM-ES framework. It provides a complete LCM of engine parts providing Safe Life Analysis and ENSIP-based Damage Tolerance Assessment (DTA). Part Life and reliability are predicted upfront using microstructure based damage models under actual mission/usage spectrum. Impact of any material changes can also be quantified. The system includes predictive maintenance and parts life tracking modules for individual engine and fleet operational environments.
XactLIFE™ GT is a web based application that runs on a client-server model. It can be deployed seamlessly on a local machine or on a cloud ready remote server over different operating systems. Custom-built configuration files enable the platform to predict actual usage based part lives of a wide range of turbines and other mission and failure critical mechanical components. Simple but rich user interfaces and layouts provide an easy to use experience for running multi-disciplinary and complex calculations within one application.
Features of XactLIFE™ GT included in Version 2.0:
Graphical User Interface to input and select the type of analysis that the user wants to run with the XactLIFE™ GT (Deterministic or Probabilistic Life Prediction)
Novel capability to filter actual mission data for variable amplitude mechanical and thermal fatigue loading and dwell times (creep) to create an overall component loading profile
Integrated 3D Thermodynamic semi-empirical analysis and engine modeling, taking into account component level cooling effects
Finite Element Modeling of turbine components, blades, discs, and vanes using a non-linear FE solver
Probabilistic analysis capability that allows the users to quantify risks of failure in a fleet operating environment
Microstructural models allow the user to accurately identify component fracture critical locations and predict safe life under creep, fatigue and combined creep fatigue damage
Determine RUL, predictive maintenance intervals, cost estimation and parts life tracking.
Automated reports and graphical charts for safe life at a part level.