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A Revolution in Simulation!

The Rev-Sim.org website provides professional resources and a collaborative community to help increase the value of engineering simulation (CAE) investments through the Democratization of Simulation. By the process of “democratization” CAE experts can put the power of simulation safely and robustly into the hands of those who are not experts in using simulation software, including designers, new engineers and even those in technical sales and support.

The Rev-Sim portal provides access to the latest success stories, news, articles, whitepapers, blogs, presentations, videos, webinars, best practices and reference materials to help democratize simulation in your organization. Ask questions and participate in discussions with your peers and with the expert Topic Moderators on the site.

You’ll also have one-stop access to simulation specialists, industry organizations, special interest discussion groups, and industry media, along with software and consulting service providers to accelerate the return on your simulation investments through democratization.

Join the Revolution in Simulation here to explore, educate, innovate, and collaborate with others who are advancing the power, reach, and reliability of engineering simulation!

  • Success Stories

    What good is a revolution if it doesn’t result in change? See how companies are achieving measurable improvements in time savings, simulation data…
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  • Why Bother Democratizing?

    Your experts have probably been using simulation for decades. Why bother democratizing this powerful technology? Is it really safe for non-experts to perform complex simulations?
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What's New

  • When fast isn’t fast enough

    If you would get access to the heart of development at a top Formula 1 team, chances are high that you would find they simulate their vehicle-handling behavior using Modelica models. Dymola and the Vehicle Dynamics Library (VDL) are the de-facto standards for simulating car handling in the premiere motorsports leagues.

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    If you would get access to the heart of development at a top Formula 1 team, chances are high that you would find they simulate their vehicle-handling behavior using Modelica models — the same holds true for NASCAR. Dymola and the Vehicle Dynamics Library (VDL) are the de-facto standards for simulating car handling in the premiere motorsports leagues. In this post, I will explain why.

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  • Wind ITO Fulfillment Center: Capturing Proprietary Processes for Wind Farm Siting Analysis

    Democratizing Simulation at General Electric Global and General Electric Renewables wind farm engineering.

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    Program Advantages:

    – Automates multiple sequential or parallel siting analyses, where each analysis may itself execute multiple steps.

    – Provides the flexibility to define the workflow and the set of steps that form the analysis, as well as the dependencies among them.

    – Serves as a corporate knowledge base while providing automated reporting & searching of previous analyses.

    – Provides the same simplified user experience and global access to the entire wind farm engineering team and the sales organization

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  • Cross Tidal Kites to Harvest Ocean Energy

    Ocean Energy Tamed by Modelon. Modelica based system simulation is the key enabler for product innovation.

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    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.

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  • Democratization & Enterprise Wide Deployment at Pfizer

    A major limitation of most modeling and simulation tools is that only subject matter experts can use them. Pfizer has overcome this limitation by using EASA’s patented “application” technology to create a proprietary “app store” of intuitive web apps that drive a wide variety of models created with tools such as gPROMS, Aspen Plus, DynoChem, Fluent, and MATLAB, as well as in-house codes and scripts. These web apps incorporate both expertise and comprehensive error checks, enabling users who are not familiar with the underlying modeling tools to safely use them.

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    EASA

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    For pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, modeling technology serves as the backbone for product design, testing, and improvement. Streamlining and integrating the modeling process and workflows is essential for maximum efficiency as well as for enabling non-experts practical access to these tools.

    Using EASA, Pfizer can create custom GUIs without any programming, for various modeling applications, from simple to complex multi-software workflows, providing:

    • Web accessible models running with complete reliability throughout the IT infrastructure, including mobile devices
    • GUIs with a consistent look and feel, enhancing ease of use and eliminating the need to be familiar with complex software codes
    • Complete security of the intellectual property embedded in software models
    • Full version control and automated audit trail of usage

    Published: Fall 2016

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  • Democratizing CAE at AAM

    American Axle & Manufacturing's eight initiatives to improve democratizing CAE.

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    While CAE experts are needed, simulation at all parts of the organization is required. Learn American Axle & Manufacturing’s eight initiatives to improve democratizing CAE along with its key enablers.

    Ravi Desai, Director of CAE & CAD, American Axle & Manufacturing
    June, 2016

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  • Technical Requirements for the Deployment of Engineering Simulation Apps

    Technical paper for Sim App requirements published in June 2016.

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    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, 2016

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  • Simulation is Becoming Democratized (Part 1)

    Part 1 of a three part series discussing the Democratization of Simulation.

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    Two decades ago, engineering software developers launched their first efforts to make simulation and analysis capabilities accessible and safe to use by engineers and designers who were not professionally trained analysts.  Let’s see where we are now.

    Bruce Jenkins
    December, 2016

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  • At the confluence of solution-specific web-apps, “Lights-out” automation, design optimization tools, and “infinite, elastic” computing on the cloud.

    Making the full power of simulation available to everyone: At the confluence of solution-specific web-apps, “Lights-out” automation, design optimization tools, and “infinite, elastic” computing on the cloud.

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    Making the full power of simulation available to everyone: At the confluence of solution-specific web-apps, “Lights-out” automation, design optimization tools, and “infinite, elastic” computing on the cloud.

    Malcolm Panthaki, Comet Solutions; Zack Eckblad, Intel® Corp.; Glenn Steyer, American Axle Manufacturing; Sree Anandavally, Magna Cosma International; Michael Tiller, Xogeny Inc.; R. Sahu, J-C. Mahuet, T. Keer, Comet Solutions

    NAFEMS World Conference
    June, 2015

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