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How to Introduce CAE Simulation Into the Product Development Process

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nmveikos
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Re: CAE SIMULATION
nmveikos   5/5/2014 2:34:10 PM
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Thanks for your comments and the large-company insight. I certainly agree with you on getting training prior to the project - trial by fire is not fun for anybody.

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bobjengr   5/4/2014 9:30:52 AM
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Excellent post Nicholas.  I think training might be most beneficial on a project that has already been completed.  I agree completely that buy-in from management, engineering and corporate, is a must but timeline and target dates are definitely not to be missed.   Most large companies have target dates and "stretch" dates that supposedly bring completion sooner than on-time.  This is the system engineering operated under at GE.  All of the scheduling was right-to-left with a "make it work" mentality soundly in place.   I think a great deal of stress would be eliminated from the CAE operator if training did not have product commercialization consequences.  The complete project would also provide a base-line for comparison.  Again, great post.

 

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Re: Need to do more often
nmveikos   5/1/2014 11:04:37 AM
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Thanks for your note. I agree that the adoption of CAE has been surprisingly slow in some sectors - I think one reason is that the ROI message for CAE software is sometimes difficult to quantify to management compared to, say, purchasing a new machine.

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Re: Verification Testing
nmveikos   5/1/2014 10:40:46 AM
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Greg, you are absolutely right on all counts. Simulating in a vacuum, without benchmarking against the real world, leaves a lot on the table.

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Greg M. Jung   4/30/2014 9:27:40 PM
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I'd like to also expand a little on the last part of the article that mentions monitor, measure, and adjust.  Its very important to make sure that CAE simulations match actual real world results.  I've found that the most accurate implementations always include some type of test measurements that compare predicted results against actual results.  When planning for CAE, also consider budgeting for verification testing to get the most out of your investment.

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Need to do more often
naperlou   4/30/2014 12:32:17 PM
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Nicholas, your article is right on.  I am amazed by the number of organizations that do not use CAE.  While the tools have a high price, they have a very high rate of return. 

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