The focus of this ASSESS Initiative theme is to highlight and provide options to address the issue that the efforts related to advancing Engineering Simulation have three key but disjointed vectors (commercial, government, research). Although there have been significant advancements within each area, there has been little sharing of the new technologies across the different areas. There is a need to align the efforts in future development and implementation of simulation and systems engineering.
The Engineering Simulation efforts along these three vectors are very poorly aligned with a significant amount of “repeatedly reinventing the wheel.” The European Union has been working proactively in the last decade to address and resolve this issue while these efforts proceed in a manner that is close to oblivious to each other in North America.
The goals of this ASSESS Initiative theme are:
The ASSESS Initiative will explore the different issues and approaches associated with aligning commercial, government, and research Engineering Simulation efforts to provide understanding and guidance moving forward.