Simulation Governance is a managerial function concerned with assurance of reliability of information generated by numerical simulation. The term was introduced in 2011 and specific technical requirements were addressed from the perspective of mechanical design in 2012. Its strategic importance was addressed in NAFEMS Benchmark magazine in January 2015 . At the 2017 NAFEMS World Congress in Stockholm simulation governance was identified as the first of eight “big issues” in numerical simulation. Read more
All major industrial organizations employ numerical simulation in support of their engineering and business decision-making. Therefore using or not using numerical simulation is no longer a differentiator. The differentiator is: How smartly numerical simulation is being used? Depending on the answer, numerical simulation can be a significant corporate asset or a substantial corporate liability.
A plan for simulation governance has to be tailored to fit the mission of each organization or department within an organization.
The below link provides a list of important resources both on the background of Simulation Governance, but also its implementation, scope, practical usage in industry and more…
This recent presentation discusses how the framework of Simulation Governance was applied to the development, verification and validation of a flaw-tolerant life prediction model for damaged rotorcraft components.View Summary
Unified model representation enhances knowledge-capture efficiency across multiple disciplinesView Summary
Using simulation in product development is nothing new. There are many simulation tools that help users solve practical issues.
Beyond achieving success with important singular issues, engineers and their companies have been trying to achieve a global solution at a system level. This type of solution encompasses subsystems or components from domains such as mechanical, electrical, thermal and controls, and includes embedded software.View Blog Post
Sim App for the computation of the energy release rate along a delamination front of a Pi-Joint. Ply-by-ply modeling and automatic lamination using 3D-solid elements enable the creation and deployment of this App in a Desktop CAE-Handbook.View Summary
Watch a video here on this Composite Joint Analysis Sim App:View Video
Technical paper for Sim App requirements published in June 2016.View Summary
Sim Apps must satisfy several important technical requirements to ensure the level of reliability needed for professional use by experts and non-experts alike.
Ricardo Actis, President & CEO, ESRD, Inc.
June, 2016View Article
Ocean Energy Tamed by Modelon. Modelica based system simulation is the key enabler for product innovation.Solution Providers:
Tidal energy is an enormous sustainable resource. The challenge is to harvest this energy. It is offshore, which makes it one of the harshest environments. It needs large investments. It bears significant risks. The company Minesto from Gothenburg in Sweden has developed a new green technology to exploit this energy in places where conventional techniques fail.
Modelica models are used to explore the design and validate the complete multi-physics system model.View Story
Presentation from the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference, New Frontiers in Product Modeling and Simulation. Seattle, Washington, 7-9 July 2016.View Summary
Smart Apps: Why they are important, technical requirements, and related challenges.View Presentation
Presentation from the 2017 NAFEMS Americas Conference, Aerospace Simulation Engineering: The big Issues. Wichita, Kansas, 8 November 2017.View Summary
Role of Simulation Governance in the Democratization of Simulation.
American Axle & Manufacturing Sees Dramatic Productivity Gains, Cost Savings from Automating NVH Analysis Process with Comet NVH Driveline SimAppView Summary
American Axle & Manufacturing Sees Dramatic Productivity Gains, Cost Savings from Automating NVH Analysis Process with Comet NVH Driveline SimApp
Bruce Jenkins, Principal Analyst, Ora Research, LLC