The United States Air Force’s Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and their innovation partner, The Wright Brothers Institute (WBI), joined forces this past summer to sponsor an internship program, The Summer of Innovation – Digital Drone. The idea for this program stemmed from the AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate’s desire to develop a program that could be used to train the directorate’s engineers in one of the Air Force’s major digital transformation initiatives.
With enhanced integration between Ansys optiSLang and Minerva, democratization of simulation automation is just a few clicks away, enabling experts and nonexperts to reap the benefits of simulation.
Systems Thinking is central to the design of complex systems and to the implementation of your long-term Digital Thread strategy. This Executive Brief describes the risks associated with product complexity and provides you with a practical guide to implement a Systems Thinking approach.
If you capture a product’s configuration correctly, you have context―which enables you to create traceability. In essence you have created the Digital Twin time machine. The context of the Digital Twin, supported by digital thread data, and analysis tools like simulation or analytics, allows you to move backwards and forwards for any product or system of products.
Simulation has often been disconnected from the rest of the development process, struggling with traceability and the ability to provide meaningful feedback in a timely manner. Watch this demonstration as it shows how a user of the Aras Innovator digital thread platform can use simulation to evaluate the performance of a design as it progresses, and how the results of simulations are tied back to Requirements to do closed-loop Verification and Validation at every stage of the product lifecycle.
“We believe that simulation is crucial to developing tomorrow's next generation products, and that better data and process management of simulations are needed to enable the digital processes of the future that will support these products,” Peter Schroer . "We see ANSYS and the Aras partnership as a potential game changer to connect simulation to technical processes for traceability, access and reuse throughout the product lifecycle. "
“SPDM platforms will be crucial to realizing the true potential of PLM, digital threads and digital twins, and enable collaborations with other corporate platforms, such as ERP, MES and MRO to realize Industry 4.0 concepts in the next step,” says Marc Halpern
In response to on-going customer demand, Aras is pursuing an open, flexible strategy for SPDM, allowing organizations to manage simulation at scale, accommodate a diversity of toolsets and include spreadsheets and custom applications.
Making product development seamless and efficient across disciplinary boundaries requires blurring the lines between systems modeling, design, and analysis, while capturing a complete, accurate, traceable, and configuration-managed digital record of the product’s definition as it evolves—a complete Digital Thread of product data. Download this article from Digital Engineering.
Presented at NAFEMS World Congress 2019 - A tool-agnostic, unified, requirements-driven, systems-centric data model is required to best capture data for simulation and SPDM. This paper presents case studies to illustrate the benefits of this approach for representing and managing the simulation data and automating complex multi-fidelity, multidisciplinary simulations that include dynamic controls software.
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.
Many of today's PLM solutions are notably not focused on enhancing functionality to support engineering, instead focusing on capabilities for other aspects of this business. In this video, we talk about how Aras has invested in simulation and system engineering capabilities for Innovator.
Digital Engineering Editor, Jamie Gooch writes how configuration management, system thinking and sustainable transformation guide Aras expansion.
Rev-Sim's Malcolm Panthaki and EASA's Mike Nieburg answer the question... Can non-experts safely utilize advanced modeling and workflows?