This public resource center contains information related to a movement gaining momentum throughout the simulation world – the Democratization of Simulation. There are many changes afoot that promise to extend the power of simulation to everyone, not just the experts. Here, you’ll access to the latest news, articles, presentations, videos, webinars, success stories and related materials to help you understand the state-of-the-art. You can also gain access to our Topic Moderators and Simulation Experts – they can help you navigate the pot holes along the journey to democratize your simulation investments. Join the Revolution!
Simulation has been the domain of just the experts for decades. Hence, simulation’s full potential and power has not been exposed to everyone who could use it. Imagine how diminished the utility of your smart phone would be, if you eliminated all the Apps that required experts in Wi-Fi networking, satellite communications, miniaturization of electronics, AI, voice recognition…?
A revolution is underway to bring the power of simulation to everyone who needs it, not just the CAE experts – the Democratization of Simulation. The role of the experts is changing from one that focused on the actual running of the simulations to one that is more focused on codifying their expertise in a form that is safely and robustly reusable by those in their organizations who are not experts in the underlying CAD and simulation tools.
While there are many approaches to the democratization of simulation, and you will find various content on this site that point to these, the use of SimApps (web-deployed, targeted simulation apps for designers and engineers) has led the charge. There are many demonstrated examples of the use of SimApps at major organizations that are implementing the democratization of simulation. Visit the Success Stories section of the site to read about what these organizations are doing, the challenges they have faced, how they have overcome these challenges, and the ROI they have seen with this approach.
Boosted by new, easier to use tools and more readily available computer resources, simulation technology is increasingly used more frequently and earlier in the design process, and by a wider array of professionals.
Learn why it is essential that Sim Apps implement Numerical Simulation technologies which enable the practice of Sim Gov in order for the vision of democratization of simulations to be realized, as well as why it is important for engineering managers to get on the Sim Gov train sooner rather than later.
Simulation and analysis (S&A) has traditionally been a complex undertaking handled by a small community of CAE simulation experts. They typically work on complex problems and the specialized simulation software they use reflects that intricacy.
Design World Magazine, April 2019: Through the process of “democratization” organizations can safely put the power of engineering simulation into the hands of those who are not experts in using CAE software, including product designers, new engineers and even those in technical sales and customer support.
Machine Design Magazine's second installment details the implementation challenges and ROI associated with Democratizing Simulation.
Simulation is being used for lawsuits in court, treating schizophrenia, use in middle school education and in deep learning.
That upfront engineering simulation stuff is fast encroaching on your job, and you're feeling adrift. What do you do now?
The democratization of design software is a trend that makes engineering tools accessible to new users through improved user interfaces (UI) and access.
The Revolution in Simulation initiative is quickly gaining momentum. Here's how (and where) you can learn more and get started!
Like COFES, ASSESS (October 28-30, 2018) places an emphasis on industry thought leaders to inspire dialog. But whereas COFES’ reach is all of engineering science, ASSESS focuses on simulation, FEA and CFD, in particular.
Jeff Rowe of MCADCafe posts a blog on MCADCafe Newsletter about the ASSESS Initiative Positioning Papers regarding Democratization of Engineering Simulation (DoES) and Aligning Commercial, Government, and Research Engineering Simulation Efforts.
Gartner, Inc. predicts that by 2019, the analytics output of business users with self-service capabilities will surpass that of professional data scientists.
Dr. Juan F. Betts from Front End Analytics discusses a business centric approach to successfully deploying simulation democratization initiatives.
John Aldred, VP of Product Management for HBM Prenscia provides this presentation at the CAASE 18 conference.
John Deere's Ashish Jaiswal provides this presentation at the CAASE 18 conference.
ECKDYN Analysis Solutions' Michael Eckblad discusses issues and benefits of open-source analysis software within Democratized Simulation.
Comet Solutions' Malcolm Panthaki discusses why Democratized Simulation isn't implemented overnight.
Eight megatrends that will drive leaps forward in engineering modeling & simulation technologies, methods and work processes through 2020 and beyond.
Given at CAASE 2018, this presentation discusses the mission of a new on-line resource in support of Democratized Simulation.
CIMdata report of a 2012 presentation by Malcolm Panthaki on the use and benefits of Intelligent Templates to Democratize Simulation.
ASME paper on simulation templates for designers.
Technical paper for Sim App requirements published in June 2016.
Interesting discussion among members of the NAFEMS Simulation Data Management Working Group on the pros and cons of Template-Based Design Analysis.
Part 3 of a 3-part series discussing the Democratization of Simulation.
Part 2 of Bruce Jenkins series on the Democratization of Simulation.
Part 1 of a three part series discussing the Democratization of Simulation.
Simulation Applications are advancing product quality, innovation, and productivity by allowing non-experts to safely run simulations.
Learn how COMSOL 5.0 allows experts to publish template-style simulation apps for non-experts using the COMSOL App Builder function.
What if there was a way to capture and embed the tangible knowledge and intangible judgement of your CAE experts throughout the product development team?
The current state of democratized simulation.
What is the meaning of simulation, numerical simulation and Simulation Governance? What is the role of Simulation Governance in the adoption and deployment of FEA-based simulation apps? This presentation addresses these questions and more…
Learn how simulation can deliver more innovative products to market faster and how a small population of simulation experts can be better leveraged.
GKN's journey to democratized CAE.
Presentation from the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference, New Frontiers in Product Modeling and Simulation. Seattle, Washington, 7-9 July 2016.
Presentation from the 2017 NAFEMS Americas Conference, Aerospace Simulation Engineering: The big Issues. Wichita, Kansas, 8 November 2017.
Intelligent applications provide non‐experts the ability to perform complex engineering workflows.
Engineering.com's Shawn Wasserman writes about the 5 CAE Industry Strategies to Bring Simulation to More Engineers
Simulation apps are the latest development in making advanced CAE capabilities safely and easily available to engineers and designers.
According to Forrest Burney, Engineering Manager at BWay. Provides a presentation on the evolution of BWay’s product development through the years, SimApps will make his life much easier while directly impacting the companies’ bottom line in a major way.
A Structural-Thermal-Optical-Performance (STOP) analysis is an interdisciplinary analysis used to verify optical requirements. It is performed to identify and solve design issues early before building hardware.
Web-enabled apps mean even tablet computers are useful tools for engineering analysis anywhere, anytime.
Democratizing CAE: Simulation Apps Offer Potential Hundredfold Growth in CAE Usage
Digital Engineering guest blogger, Bruce Jenkins (Ora Research) recaps the NAFEMS Democratizing CAE webinar featuring GKN Driveline.
American Axle & Manufacturing Sees Dramatic Productivity Gains, Cost Savings from Automating NVH Analysis Process with Comet NVH Driveline SimApp
Digital Engineering Sr. Editor, Kenneth Wong gives his take on Comet Solutions' SimApps.
Making the full power of simulation available to everyone: At the confluence of solution-specific web-apps, “Lights-out” automation, design optimization tools, and “infinite, elastic” computing on the cloud.
Capturing and extending the expertise and knowledge of CAE experts to non-CAE experts.
The “gap” between expert CAE users and non-experts will be filled by Simulation Apps.
Digital Engineering Sr. Editor, Kenneth Wong gives his take on Simulation Apps.
Simulation is key to making virtual product development a reality. So it's no wonder that simulation software is growing rapidly in terms of software spending and usage in product development processes.
What good is a revolution if it doesn’t result in useful change? See how companies are achieving measurable improvements in time savings, simulation data…
The CAASE Conference in Cleveland, June 5-7, will feature a wealth of presentations on the challenges and ROI of real-world democratization efforts at a number of companies in the US and elsewhere.