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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…

  • 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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  • 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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  • Highly Usable Apps at Intel

    Zack Eckblad shares his views on the importance of usability, highly-usable simulation apps, speaking the language of the user for non-experts at Intel.

    Solution Providers:

    Comet Solutions

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    As part of a one-hour NAFEMS webinar on,  “Democratization: Usability,” Zack Eckblad shares his vision for applying numerical structural analysis to all products and associated best practices metrics at Intel. In this presentation, Zack delivers a demo highlighting analysis processes for a socket stack while comparing old processes lasting three months to a new process that only took three days. Additionally, he covers the value of webtools and the changing roles and responsibilities in the organization.

    Presented on: October 1, 2015

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  • Semiconductor Optimization at First Solar Achieved through Democratization

    By using high performance computing to process these large data models, First Solar is able to continue innovating in advanced technologies that lower electric costs, increase energy yield and provide stable and reliable grid integration. Through First Solar’s research and development, their large-scale solar farms can deliver energy to utilities at prices that are lower than fossil fuels.

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    With more than 13.5 gigawatts sold worldwide, enough to power more than 2 million homes, First Solar is a globar leader in photovoltaic solar energy solutions. The performance of
    semiconductor devices such as solar cells depends strongly on the properties of materials used in their fabrication. Deep understanding of these properties and the ability to tune them is
    critical for the development of new generations of advanced photovoltaics and electronics. First Solar, the world’s largest manufacturer of thin-film solar panels, is using AweSim resources from the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC), to predict and optimize semiconductor properties in crystalline
    structures such as cadmium telluride (CdTe). Although the efficiency of commercial CdTe photovoltaic material has grown dramatically in recent years, the advances in performance and stability of CdTe devices are achieved mostly through costly experimentation and process development while lacking theoretical guidance.

    Through First Solar’s research and development, their large-scale solar farms can deliver energy to utilities at prices that are lower than fossil fuels.

    Published in 2016

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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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    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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  • Expert-Built Apps Expand the Reach of Simulation

    EASA Software offers a way to broaden the reach of simulation via expert-authored apps with simple GUIs.

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    Typically, whoever happens to be the domain expert bears the brunt of the simulation workload. He or she is the one the rest of the engineers have come to rely on. Because setting up a problem in a general-purpose simulation software is too complex for regular designers and engineers, the experts find themselves running the same type of simulation jobs over and over, even if the input parameters vary very little from one job to another.

    Digital Engineering
    January, 2015

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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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  • 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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  • Altair’s Open-Architecture Integrated CAE Platform Supports Conceptual and Systems Design

    Engineering.com's Shawn Wasserman writes about Conceptual and Systems Design Fuels Open-Architecture Integrated CAE.

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    There is a need to bring simulation into conceptual design. And not just any simulation, but multiphysics and systems level simulations. By conducting these assessments earlier, teams are able to catch errors early in the design cycle. This will help to reduce costly changes to the design if prototypes were to fail.

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