Presented by NAFEMS’ SDM Working Group and hosted by GE
The NAFEMS’ Simulation Data Management Working Group presented this one-day conference with the aim of helping participants to better understand the benefits gained from implementing a Simulation Data Management system such as increased efficiency, reduced development costs, and improved time-to-market.
The primary focus of the conference was on companies sharing their experiences, lessons learned, and benefits gained from breakthrough improvements in simulation throughput, analyst productivity, product performance, and information traceability.
This event was run in conjunction with 'CIMdata’s Simulation & Analysis Council Workshop' on Tuesday May 1st.
Presentations included the following:-
NAFEMS North American SDM Symposium: Welcome and Introduction
Rodney Dreisbach, Boeing
Faced with competitive and regulatory pressures, many manufacturers wish to take advantage of the falling cost of computer hardware and simulate much more to evaluate, optimize and validate their products in the virtual world and so minimize physical testing.
In order to increase their simulation capacity, companies need to increase the productivity of their analysts and disseminate simulation best practices to enable non-specialists to carry out simulations successfully. And companies need to find a way to manage the ever increasing avalanche of Terabytes of Simulation Data generated by more and more complex simulations.
Visionary companies have embraced the new technology of Simulation Process and Data Management up to a decade ago.They have achieved breakthrough improvements in simulation throughput, analyst productivity, product performance and information traceability. Such companies will share their experiences,lessons learnt and benefits obtained at this landmark conference.
Simulation Data is most meaningful if it is managed in the context of the processes used to create it. SDM is a structured information systems technology which provides for the management of data objects, metadata and inter-relationships at all levels of granularity and abstraction, including design and analysis parameters, requirements, and results. SDM solutions may be integrated with other systems and databases that manage engineering and product data. SDM systems are available for managing and executing a wide range of modeling and simulation data and processes, across the breadth of engineering disciplines, supporting a heterogeneous analysis environment. Integration of design, test, and manufacturing data with modeling, simulation and analysis is widely supported.
SDM solutions are also known as Simulation Process and Data Management, Simulation Process Management and Simulation Lifecycle Management. Vendors offering such solutions will present the state of the art at the conference, allowing delegates to see the progress that has been made since the first systemswere deployed.
Most manufacturing companies now have an urgent need to get their simulation data under control and improve their Simulation processes and productivity. NAFEMS has responded to these challenges for its members by creating the Simulation Data Management Working Group.
The Simulation Data Management Working Group conducted a survey to determine user needs and is developing a White Paper to provide engineering management and simulation methods leaders with an understanding and an ROI framework for communicating the critical enterprise-level business benefits to be derived by investing in SDM//SPDM/SLM/SPM technology over the next 1-3 years. Representatives from the Simulation Data Management Working Group will report on these activities to the conference, to help members decide when and how to invest.