Wedge Inspection 2D



Maximum acoustic pressure and beam profile in model

Model Description

2D model to simulate inspection of a wedge using an angled transducer array.


Parametric Variables

The model allows the following design variables to be adjusted to control design metrics:

Parametric Variable


Default Value


Number of probe elements 64


Here are a list of the types of outputs to expect from this model:

  • Time Histories (XY Graphs)

    • Average transformed stress across element

  • Field Data

    • Maximum acoustic pressure
    • Longitudinal beam profile
    • Shear beam profile


Post Processor Outputs

Runtime Statistics

Model size

1186500 elements

Solve Time

130 s (2 CPU)

Core Hours


Memory Usage

106 MB

Recommended Cloud Node Setting



The following input files are required to run this model, click here to download the input files:

Download: Wedge Inspection

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  • the behavior of this example file isn't consistent with images in this Examples thread.

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  • Hi Jteward,

    May I please ask which image you mean? I am able to produce all above images with the attached files.

    Best regards,

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  • Could I ask how can this warning be addressed?
    'imag subcommand requires active terminal'

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  • Jteward,

    This is a warning that is normal when you run simulations on the cloud and will not affect the simulation. To recreate the images above, load the flxdato and flxhst files created by the job into Post processing Mode. Here is an overview of how to use post processing to get images like the ones above:

    Best regards,
    Team OnScale

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  • Hello,

    I am trying to simulate something similar in a composite plate.

    I want to build a simple 2D (in x, y plane) model for generating SH waves in composite material using an angle beam transducer wedge in the time domain.

    I want to extract the out of plane Displacement in the "z" direction (out of plane coordinate which does not exist in 2D).

    My source is in the "y" direction at an angle to the "y" direction (effect of the angle wedge), the displacement is invariant in "z" direction (out of plane direction) which makes the model 2D-valid.

    I just want to solve the wave equation and extract the out of plane displacement in addition to the in-plane displacements.

    Is this possible with On-scale ?

    Robin James

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  • Hi Robin,

    Unfortunately OnScale is not capable of extracting Z displacements from a 2D model, you would need to model in 3D.

    Best Regards,

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  • Thanks,

    Chloe, is there an example to model wedge in 3D

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