NASA LaRC already owns a copy of VIC-3D(R), which it uses for modeling forward and inverse problems in eddy-current NDE. With the enhancements proposed in this project, NASA LaRC will be able to extend its modeling capability to handle carbon-nanotube reinforced polymer composite materials, as well as run large problems much more efficiently.
There are over 30 commercial and university research institutions around the world that own copies of VIC-3D(R), which they use for the same purposes as NASA LaRC. They will have the same advantages with the enhanced version of VIC-3D(R). Furthermore, aerospace companies, such as Boeing, that are developing vehicles that use advanced composites, such as carbon-fiber reinforced polymers (cfrp), will be able to use the enhanced version of VIC-3D(R) to model carbon-nanotube reinforced polymers (cnrp), once NASA LaRC shows them the wisdom of doing so.