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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

  • Cloud Infrastructure Enables Easy & Fast Simulations in Shipbuilding

    In this user success story, readers will find an UberCloud Experiment on a CFD Study of the Maneuverability of a KRISO Container Ship Model in the Cloud. This case study highlights how cloud infrastructure enabled easy and fast simulations, accessible with one click through the browser-based GUI, resulting in a dramatic increase in the engineer’s productivity and the ability of focus on the simulation experiment at hand.

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    The aim of this UberCloud Experiment #201 was to verify the feasibility of overset grids for direct zigzag test using “appended” KRISO Container Ship (KCS) model by means of the NUMECA UberCloud container on the cloud. The commercial CFD software FINETM/Marine packaged by NUMECA International S.A. was
    employed during this experiment. All simulations were run on the newest software version 6.2, whose robustness has been drastically improved. Meanwhile, it was hoped to accelerate simulations through the powerful HPC Cloud resources provided by UberCloud Inc. and NUMECA.

    Published April 2018.

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  • Expert Knowledge Capture & Reuse at American-Axle & NASA

    Ravi Desi (American-Axle Manufacturing) and Tory Scola (NASA Langley) discuss the importance of knowledge capture & reuse and why companies need to embrace targeted, solution-focused simulation apps to gain measurable improvements in innovation, development time, and related product quality.

    Solution Providers:

    Comet Solutions

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    As part of a one-hour NAFEMS webinar on,  “Democratization: Expert Knowledge Capture & Reuse,” Ravi Desi explains why knowledge capture and reuse is critical in developing new vehicle architectures and for faster decision making at American-Axle Manufacturing. Tory Scola shares how NASA Langley adopted a new process for automated design space exploration (with complex multiphysics calculations, including design changes) resulting in a single iteration taking a full week down to 140 analyses in a single overnight run.

    Presented on: September 17, 2015

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  • Implementing Rules-Based Simulation Automation for Democratizing Automotive Wheel Design

    CAE Engineers Tim Hood and Jeromy Elder present the Goal, Challenges and Successes of Democratizing Simulation at Superior Industries.

    Solution Providers:

    Comet Solutions

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    Implementation Goals:

    Reduce the time required to clean up CAD geometry and generate a precise FEA mesh based on known criteria. The current average time for geometry cleanup and mesh creation is more than eight hours. For complex asymmetric wheels, this time can be sixteen hours. It is desired to reduce this time to less than four hours

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  • ROI of 300% After Discovering CAE

    Design and Innovation Solutions O&G CaseHow does one company undertake the herculean challenge of testing a product in a working environment 500m underground and submerged under water? By discovering and leveraging cloud-based CAE for CFD simulations, of course. Learn how Design and Innovation Solutions was able to understand the behavior of the system at play and what decisions were made to have the best design.

    Solution Providers:

    SimScale

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    Read how Design and Innovation Solutions came to discover CAE and shortly thereafter was able to leverage cloud-based CAE solutions from SimScale to realize a 300% ROI while reporting on 10 different simulation configurations, giving full confidence in the results.

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  • Simulation Automation that Works

    Learn how traditional manually-intensive and non-integrated simulation processes and data are being transformed using Simulation Apps.

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    From the webinar: “Find Untapped Value in Modeling & Simulation Investments, and Ways to Unlock it”, this presentation by Malcolm Panthaki, Founder & CTO of Comet Solutions, outlines how traditional manually-intensive and non-integrated simulation processes and data are being transformed using Simulation Apps (SimApps™).  The results are significant increases in product quality, innovation, and measurable return on your simulation investment.

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  • The “Appification” of Simulation

    Digital Engineering Sr. Editor, Kenneth Wong gives his take on Simulation Apps.

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    Over the last two years, Comet Solutions has been developing a broad catalog of simulation apps, dubbed SimApps, many of which are deployed via Web interfaces. These may be harbingers of simulation marketplaces, populated with simplified, template-driven simulation applets that let you bypass or augment general-purpose simulation programs.

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  • Expert Knowledge Captured and Reused for Design Space Exploration

    Ora Research,President Bruce Jenkins gives his take on the "Appification" of Simulation.

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    Democratization of CAE is happening today, driven by the “appification of simulation” enabled by the rapidly declining cost of creating the underlying automation templates and web front ends for these apps. This new approach is a generational leap forward from the longstanding convention of creating simulation templates through custom scripting and programming.

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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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