The focus of this ASSESS Initiative theme is to investigate gaps and to develop approaches for effective integration of systems and detailed sub-systems simulations.
The exponentially growing complexity of both products and processes is creating an explosive need for increased use of Model-Based System Engineering. This modeling approach is already being used by government and defense programs, and by thought-leading companies.
Systems level performance evaluations and detailed simulations of subsystems and components are typically separate, unrelated activities.
There is a rapidly growing interest across multiple industries for MBSE that includes integration with classical physics-based simulations for multi-fidelity simulations throughout the system and sub-system design process. Changes in behavior at each level need to be represented and need to be communicated and understood at all levels.
Integration of systems and detailed sub-systems simulations is not easy and the ASSESS Initiative has established the following goals related to this theme:
The ASSESS Initiative will explore the different issues and approaches associated with integration of systems and detailed sub-systems simulations to provide understanding and guidance moving forward.
The ASSESS Initiative is actively collaborating with other groups within NAFEMS, and also INCOSE on this topic.