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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

  • Democratization at Jeco Plastic Products Lands New Opportunities

    Jeco Plastic Products is a small custom-mold manufacturer of high-tolerance products with a customer base that includes large U.S. and
    international original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the automotive, aerospace, printing and defense industries. When faced with a very difficult situation in its ability to quickly change a product design for a major large German automotive OEM, Jeco needed to upgrade its modeling and simulation from tedious physical testing to a quicker, HPC-based strategy.

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    awesim

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    Though it took a frightening situation to spur Jeco Plastic Products to jump into HPC, the company has now demonstrated its ability to use HPC modeling and simulation, which has helped pave the way for lucrative projects with major aerospace, automotive and joint product development projects. Those projects include a multi-year contract with annual orders of $2.5 million during the next five to 10 years along with 15 more jobs and a capital investment of more than $500,000.

    Published in 2012

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  • Greenlight Optics Simulation Reduces Manufacturing Time

    Greenlight sought to improve molding processes for plastic optics that were traditionally made of glass.

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    “Through AweSim we were able to model thermal properties involved in producing an injection-molded lens used for collimating LED light. With the modeling software, we were able to accurately predict a problem with the lens, and subsequently, to reduce the manufacturing cycle time by 64 percent.”

    Michale O’Keefe
    Managing Partner, Greenlight Optics

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  • Accessibility at BWAY Corp.

    Forrest Burney describes the success he experienced with the adoption of cloud-accessible simulation apps and the ROI realized at BWAY Corp.

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    Comet Solutions

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    As part of a one-hour NAFEMS webinar on,  “Democratization: Accessibility,” Forrest Burney compares the benefits of simulation apps to the “cut-and-try” and vended CAE processes. Forrest also delivered a demo of a top load analysis simulation application process with cost and time-to-market comparisons.

    Presented on: October 27, 2015

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  • 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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  • The Democratization of Simulation with Intelligent Templates

    Democratization as the next revolution in simulation.

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    In his CIMdata PLM Roadmap 2011 Keynote presentation, Comet Solutions’ Malcolm Panthaki discusses democratization as the next revolution in simulation.

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  • Democratization of Structural Analysis using Meta-Code and Web Apps

    Learn how simulation can deliver more innovative products to market faster and how a small population of simulation experts can be better leveraged.

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    Learn how the power of simulation can deliver more innovative products to market faster and how a small population of simulation experts can be better leveraged by using simulation automation templates and SimApps.

    M. Z. Eckblad, Intel
    June, 2016

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  • 5 CAE Industry Strategies to Bring Simulation to More Engineers

    Engineering.com's Shawn Wasserman writes about the 5 CAE Industry Strategies to Bring Simulation to More Engineers

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    CAE tools are next to useless for the average company if only a select few industry experts can use them. At ASSESS, one of their goals is to make CAE tools accessible to any user that might benefit from them. The theory is that if this democratization of CAE is made possible, then every organization will be able to virtually prototype their products before they build their first model.

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  • Template-Based Design Analysis

    Interesting discussion among members of the NAFEMS Simulation Data Management Working Group on the pros and cons of Template-Based Design Analysis.

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    A recent PhD thesis titled, “Template Based Design Analysis – An Alternative Approach for the Engineering Designer to Perform Computer-Based Design Analysis”, by Håkan Petersson of Lund University was shared with members of the NAFEMS Simulation Data Management Working Group and generated a lively (email) discussion. The discussion was documented in this article in the NAFEMS Benchmark magazine.

    The participants discuss the pros and cons, and the dangers and potential ROI of simulation templates, borrowing from their extensive experience implementing and deploying them over the last couple of decades.

    October 2017

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