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Simulation for Everyone using Simulation Apps

Making Simulation Practical and Safe for Non-Experts!

The ease, efficiency and speed of using simulation software is perhaps the primary factor impacting how frequently and widely simulation is conducted.  Historically, its complex nature limited usage to a very small group of highly experienced experts. In response, Simulation Apps has emerged as a means to allow a much broader audience of non-specialists and occasional users to safely benefit from simulation.

 

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  • Enabling Democratization by Engineers for Engineers

    John Aldred, VP of Product Management for HBM Prenscia provides this presentation at the CAASE 18 conference.

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    This presentation discusses: why democratization is not more widely adopted, Democratization in practice, Democratization in the hands of engineers, and the process to create an App.

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  • Engineering to Dollars – Streamlining a Complex Configuration, Modeling and Proposal Generation Process Into a Simulation App

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    Generating a proposal for a wind farm project was a massive undertaking, involving site suitability analysis, proposal generation, and subsequent project management. The highly manual process involved many disjointed steps involving software, documents and data, emails and meetings in order to obtain the necessary input from experts familiar with specific components and engineering, environmental and business issues. Proposals were taking many weeks to complete, negatively impacting GE’s competitive position.

    By creating a custom Simulation App, GE was able to create and deploy a substantially simplified and streamlined solution.

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  • Simulation Apps Greatly Expands User Base For CAE and Spreadsheet Models At P&G

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    P&G determined that software modeling tools are critical for the kind of innovation necessary to develop thousands of consumer products competitively, and has therefore invested heavily in a variety of modeling and simulation technologies. Realizing that the benefits of modeling and simulation could be scaled by orders of magnitude if only these tools could be made usable by a much wider and larger group, P&G turned to EASA to help democratize modeling tools as intuitive streamlined web apps.

    Previously limited to specialists, many tools (and related workflows) such as spreadsheets, legacy codes, databases and CAE applications were quickly repackaged as EASA web apps, which offer:
    • Ease of use, built in intelligence, consistent look-and-feel, and error-checking
    • Ease of access, running with complete reliability (even on mobile devices), with no dependence on locally installed software
    • Intellectual property security and audit trail of usage

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  • Simulation Apps Replaces Traditional Access to CAE Software Workflows

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    With EASA, Air International has leveraged the benefits of simulation and modeling by creating custom, task-specific web apps simplifying the use of many CAE workflows, including tools such as Fluent, NX/NASTRAN, and CATIA. Furthermore, expert knowledge was embedded into the streamlined user interface, making modeling and simulation available to engineers and designers with little or no CAE experience while also significantly accelerating the process for experienced users.

    In addition to significant ease of use improvements, Air International benefited from many other EASA advantages, including:

    • Deployment of tools and models was easy and fast
    • Access control (who could see results, use apps and collaborate) was implemented, as well as audit information tracking
    • Critical intellectual property embedded in the models was completely secured
    • Custom apps could be developed by experienced modelers without relying on programmers, enabling a highly efficient implementation and knowledge capture process
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  • Implementing Rules-Based Simulation Automation for Democratizing Automotive Wheel Design

    CAE Engineers Tim Hood and Jeromy Elder present the Goal, Challenges and Successes of Democratizing Simulation at Superior Industries.

    Solution Providers:

    Comet Solutions

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    Implementation Goals:

    Reduce the time required to clean up CAD geometry and generate a precise FEA mesh based on known criteria. The current average time for geometry cleanup and mesh creation is more than eight hours. For complex asymmetric wheels, this time can be sixteen hours. It is desired to reduce this time to less than four hours

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      • Wind ITO Fulfillment Center: Capturing Proprietary Processes for Wind Farm Siting Analysis

        Democratizing Simulation at General Electric Global and General Electric Renewables wind farm engineering.

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        Program Advantages:

        – Automates multiple sequential or parallel siting analyses, where each analysis may itself execute multiple steps.

        – Provides the flexibility to define the workflow and the set of steps that form the analysis, as well as the dependencies among them.

        – Serves as a corporate knowledge base while providing automated reporting & searching of previous analyses.

        – Provides the same simplified user experience and global access to the entire wind farm engineering team and the sales organization

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          • GKN Driveline: Propshaft Analysis

            Implementing and leveraging Democratized Simulation at GKN Driveline delivers big results.

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            Presented at CAASE 18, this presentation outlines the challenges and benefits of Democratized Simulation as implemented by GKN Driveline. The presentation compares and contrasts traditional analysis methods with Democratized Simulation.

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              • Clippard Avoids Manufacturing Process Defect with Democratization

                Clippard Instrument Laboratory, a community-oriented company near Cincinnati, specializes in miniature pneumatics. So, when the team encountered a proportional valve that was not delivering consistent performance, they knew they needed to take a closer look at the valve components and design.

                Solution Providers:

                awesim

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                Thanks to the results provided through modeling and simulation and a quick turnaround, the Clippard team was able to make changes in their computer translation to correct the issue and manufacture a better product. Since the valve solution, Clippard has developed new methods to measure their material surface, improving processes from initial computational design to the finished product. According to Robertson, modeling and simulation has saved the team valuable time and resources.

                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.

                    Solution Providers:

                    EASA

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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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                      • Simplifying CAE with Automation & Embedded Expert Knowledge at Air International Thermal Systems

                        Air International reduces design lifecycles while putting simulation technology into more hands by creating custom, task-specific applications simplifying the use of many of its powerful computer-aided engineering (CAE) tools.

                        Solution Providers:

                        EASA

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                        At Air International, computer simulation has long been viewed as a key competitive advantage, permitting early evaluation of many different design alternatives before building a prototype. With EASA, Air International has leveraged these benefits by creating custom, task-specific applications simplifying the use of many CAE workflows, including tools such as Fluent, NX/NASTRAN, and CATIA. Furthermore, expert knowledge was embedded into the streamlined user interface, making modeling and simulation available to engineers and designers with little or no CAE experience while also significantly accelerating the process for experienced users.

                        In addition to significant ease of use improvements, Air International benefited from many other EASA advantages, including:

                        • Deployment of tools and models was easy and fast
                        • Access control (who could see results, use apps and collaborate) was implemented, as well as audit information tracking
                        • Critical intellectual property embedded in the models was completely secured
                        • Custom apps could be developed by experienced modelers without relying on programmers, enabling a highly efficient implementation and knowledge capture process

                        Published: Fall 2016

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