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AweSim workshop to build modeling and simulation understanding at AeroDef

Dennis Thompson, representing the AweSim program, recently gave a presentation targeted  at non-technical attendees interested in learning the business value of modeling and simulation on HPC.  This workshop was based upon content used by Proctor and Gamble and was given to participants at the AeroDef conference. Read more at the AweSim Blog…


HPC Resources for Businesses

OSC’s Business Development Manager, Chase Eyster, recently described what it’s like engaging with businesses that don’t know much about HPC and educating them on the various types of services available via the AweSim program.   Note that even although the posting is Ohio-centric, it applies to other locations and non-Ohio businesses can make use of OSC … Continue reading HPC Resources for Businesses


Why is “Knowledge Automation” useful

Knowledge Automation is the term used to describe various technologies and techniques that capture knowledge that is integral to the running of your business and make it available, in an automated manner, to people who need it. Quoting an article from LinkedIn, “Knowledge Automation is a new way to make sure every individual at your … Continue reading Why is “Knowledge Automation” useful


What are the benefits of a well-designed Simulation Template

What are the characteristics of a useful Simulation Template? What are the potential benefits? Is this just a theoretical discussion or are there real-world examples of implementations and the ROI that they provided?  We will continue to explore these and many other relevant questions related to Simulation Automation Templates in this and future blog posts … Continue reading What are the benefits of a well-designed Simulation Template


Simulation Templates: By the Experts, for the Non-Experts

A well-designed, robust and accurate Simulation Template can only be created and maintained by simulation experts. These experts understand the subtleties of product behavior and, also, the intricacies of how to manipulate brittle, complex simulation tools to provide accurate results, within known error tolerances. Developing such expertise can take decades, and hence, these experts are … Continue reading Simulation Templates: By the Experts, for the Non-Experts


Meaningful Return On Investment (ROI) calculations are challenging for Engineering Simulation

Return On Investment (ROI) calculations are a method commonly used to quantify financial benefits of any planned activity.  Approval to proceed usually requires achieving a calculated ROI within a specified range.  This approach has both benefits and drawbacks.  I am going to focus here on the specific issues related to using this approach related to … Continue reading Meaningful Return On Investment (ROI) calculations are challenging for Engineering Simulation


Understanding and explaining the Engineering Simulation value proposition

The ASSESS Initiative has initially outlined six major contributing factors to Engineering Simulation business challenges.  The first of which is “Understanding and explaining the Engineering Simulation value proposition.” The ASSESS working group focused on ASSESS Business Challenges Theme has set this as the key basis of understanding needed to address all other business challenges associated … Continue reading Understanding and explaining the Engineering Simulation value proposition


Why is Simulation Governance Essential for the Reliable Deployment of FEA-Based Engineering Simulation Apps?

Finite element modeling originated in the aerospace industry over 60 years ago. Owing to the level of expertise and experience required, it has remained a practice of analysts. There are many reasons for this, among them getting the right mesh for a problem and getting the mesh right is always near the top of why … Continue reading Why is Simulation Governance Essential for the Reliable Deployment of FEA-Based Engineering Simulation Apps?


S.A.F.E.R. Simulation – Simulation Governance

In this fourth of ESRD’s multi-part series on “S.A.F.E.R. Numerical Simulation for Structural Analysis in the Aerospace Industry”, ESRD explores the topic of Simulation Governance, and why both simulation users and their managers on A&D programs should care. […]


What is Democratization of Simulation and Model Deployment – and why bother doing it?

What is the Democratization of Simulation and how is democratizing simulation made possible? First, let’s start with some definitions. What is “democratization” (in this context anyway)? What is simulation? Is it different to modeling? Is democratization the same as deployment? And what on Earth is “appification”? Once we’ve covered the “what”, then maybe the “why” … Continue reading What is Democratization of Simulation and Model Deployment – and why bother doing it?


Gathering of the Democratization Community at CAASE18

Dating back to the 2015 NAFEMS World Congress, interest in democratization has grown from a single session to a full conference track at NAFEMS events. CAASE18 (the Conference on Advancing Analysis & Simulation in Engineering) an event hosted by NAFEMS and Digital Engineering Magazine, will take place June 5-7 in Cleveland. What makes CAASE18 so noteworthy is … Continue reading Gathering of the Democratization Community at CAASE18


Eight dangers engineers, modelers and analysts need to be aware of when using Excel spreadsheets

It’s pretty obvious why we use Excel so much – it’s everywhere, it’s initially easy, and it’s what we know. But when engineers and scientists look to Excel for performing modeling & simulation, data analysis or any complex scientific calculation, it can become quite the liability – for you, your engineering department and even your … Continue reading Eight dangers engineers, modelers and analysts need to be aware of when using Excel spreadsheets


Understanding Low Code Development Platforms, and How They are Becoming Critical for Businesses

There is a growing class of software tools, “Low-Code Development Platforms”, that provide an agile, flexible and easy to use tool that requires little or no actual programming. They enable “citizen developers” – non IT software professionals, to create custom applications for such things as databases, proprietary business processes and web applications. Read more…  


A Path to Simulation Democratization

Engineering.com’s CAD and Simulation Subject Leader, Michael Alba recaps CAASE 2018 with an emphasis on Democratized Simulation and Rev-Sim.Org


CAASE 2018 Recap

More than 500 individuals gathered in Cleveland’s Huntington Convention center June 5-7 for CAASE18, the Conference on Advancing Analysis & Simulation in Engineering sponsored by NAFEMS Americas. CAASE18 Attendees – by the Numbers: Represented 27 different countries End-users (36%), Software Providers (34%), Consultancy/Services Providers (20%), Academic Institutions (6%), and more (remaining 4%) participated Nearly equal … Continue reading CAASE 2018 Recap


A Business Centric Approach to Simulation Democratization

Here is a thought-provoking article / presentation describing a business-centric approach to deploying simulation democratization initiatives. #simulationdemocratization, #engineeringsimulation, #digitaltwin, #digitaltransformation, #systemsengineering, #frontendanalytics, #simulationrevolution


Introduction to CAE-Based Digital Twins

Physics-based CAE simulation models (FEA, CFD, Multibody Dynamics, Electromagnetics) have become realistic enough, and execute fast enough,  to prove their mainstream business value during the design, development and manufacturing phases of the Product Performance Lifecycle (PPL). Now they are moving beyond those phases into the entire life cycle of products and systems by being able … Continue reading Introduction to CAE-Based Digital Twins


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