REALIZING VALUE FROM SIMULATION-DRIVEN DESIGN
Simulation-driven design has always held great promise. Realizing value from it, however, has not always been straightforward.
In this four-part series, we’re digging into different strategies to make it successful faster.
ANALYST-LED, MANUAL APPROACH
The first approach is an analyst-led, manual approach. The idea here is that an engineer will work with an analyst to figure out what options they want to look at. The analyst is responsible for setting up and running the analysis. Read more about the advantages and disadvantages of this approach here.
ENGINEER HYBRID CAD-CAE SIMULATION APPROACH
The second option is the engineer hybrid CAD-CAE, computer-aided engineering simulation approach. The idea here is the engineer working independently of the analyst. They’re running their own simulations in the midst of the different design options and concepts that they’re considering. Read more about the advantages and disadvantages of this approach here.
ENGINEER-LED, AUTOMATED APPLICATION-SPECIFIC APPROACH
The third option is the engineer automated simulation. The engineer is working independent of any analyst. However, they are using an automated simulation workflow that been developed by an expert analyst. Read more about the advantages and disadvantages of this approach here.
ANALYST AUTOMATED SIMULATION APPROACH
In the fourth option, we’re actually looking at an analyst using the same type of technology, but being involved earlier on. An engineer works with the analyst. The analyst is running the analysis. Read more about the advantages and disadvantages of this approach here.
MOST EFFECTIVE ROI MODEL FOR SIMULATION AUTOMATION: ANSWERS FROM RESEARCH
Presented at NAFEMS CAASE 2020
Simulation is being applied in new and innovative ways in product development and beyond. It is a key part of verification and validation. Champions of simulation initiatives must convince financial stakeholders that investments are worth the company’s hard earned cash. ROI models based on soft costs are often squashed due to the difficulty of monetizing the benefits. Calculations based on hard costs are far more attractive. Yet, getting buy-in from other leaders is challenging.
Check out our presentation at NAFEMS’ 2020 Conference on Advancing Analysis & Simulation for more information.
Manufacturer’s past activities and future plans in applying simulation to development.
Simulation-Driven Design Solution Provider Landscape
The solution provider landscape provides insight on what solutions enable these four different approaches to simulation-driven design.
We’ve reviewed many solutions for simulation-driven design. We’ll be providing a quick overview of these solutions and linking to more in-depth coverage of their solutions.
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