ASSESS Initiative Publishes Generative Design Positioning Paper

Clarkesville, GA  ASSESS Initiative, a broad reaching multi-industry initiative to facilitate a revolution of enablement that will vastly increase the availability and effectiveness of Engineering Simulation is proud to announce the release of the  ASSESS Generative Design Theme positioning paper.

The ASSESS initiative has been organized around a key set of themes associated with expanding the usage and benefit of Engineering Simulation.

The ASSESS Initiative is planning on publishing positioning papers and Strategic Insight papers related to each of these themes.  Positioning papers will be publicly available from the ASSESS Initiative website, however, ASSESS Strategic Insight papers will be made available on a “members only” basis.

Generative Design represents the next big technology driver in the Engineering Simulation domain.  The vision for Generative Design is that it could enable a significant paradigm shift in the design processes used today by enabling designs to be computer generated based on a proper specification of rules, requirements, and constraints.  Most major Engineering Simulation vendors are actively pursuing some form of Generative Design strategy typically starting with coupling Topology Optimization with Additive Manufacturing. But this is just the beginning because the vision of Generative Design is not limited to a single form of optimization or a single form of manufacturing.

This ASSESS positioning paper provides a unified definition of Generative Design and The insights of the ASSESS Initiative on its planned focus and efforts related to the ASSESS Generative Design Theme.

Generative design is the use of algorithmic methods to generate feasible designs or outcomes from a set of performance objectives, performance constraints, and design space for specified use cases.

Performance objectives and constraints may include factors from multiple areas including operational performance, weight/mass, manufacturing, assembly or construction, usability, aesthetics, ergonomics, and cost. It is recommended that the specification of the use cases should incorporate uncertainties related to all inputs used to specify the intended use.

The ASSESS Initiative Membership program provides the ability for the ASSESS Initiative to expand its efforts and community benefits. The ASSESS Membership Program is appropriate for all organizations engaged in Analysis, Simulation, and Systems Engineering activities related to Engineered products & processes.  The ASSESS Membership Program is offered in individual or group memberships.  Active ASSESS Initiative Members receive access to Members Only content on the ASSESS website and a discount on the ASSESS Congress Registration Fees.

About the ASSESS Initiative

ASSESS Initiative LLC was formed in mid-2016 for bringing together the key players to guide and influence the software development and implementation strategies related to model-based analysis, simulation, and systems engineering, with the primary objective of expanding the use and business benefit of Engineering Simulation. ASSESS Initiative LLC is based in Clarkesville, GA, USA.  Please refer to our website and the following brief summary “What is the ASSESS Initiative and why is it important?” for more information.

Joe Walsh
ASSESS Initiative LLC