Engineering Simulation Quality Management Guidelines

Within the engineering simulation process, many opportunities for error arise that can lead to inaccurate predictions resulting in erroneous engineering assessments and potential failure of the end-use engineered system. Yet engineering simulation organizations must be able to demonstrate that they can deliver accurate simulations that consistently conform to professional standards.

The achievement of professional standards in engineering simulation can be approached through the application of a quality management system conforming to international quality standards ISO 9001 and NAFEMS Engineering Simulation Quality Management Standard (ESQMS), which is NAFEMS’ interpretation of ISO 9001 in the particular context of engineering simulation.

The purpose of this NAFEMS Engineering Simulation Quality Management Guidelines document is to assist simulation organizations in the development and implementation of a quality management system for engineering simulation based on quality standards ISO 9001:2015 and NAFEMS ESQMS:01. It is intended that the text provides sufficient information for readers to gain an understanding of the basic concepts of ISO 9001 quality management in the context of engineering simulation. It should also provide enough information to enable a quality management system for engineering simulation to be planned and developed within the simulation organization.

Part I of this text focusses on understanding the overall engineering simulation process and its sources of error, in order to develop error-controlled simulation procedures. Part II then proceeds to explain how this simulation process can be applied to develop a quality management system for engineering simulation in accordance with the quality requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and NAFEMS ESQMS:01.

Contents

PART I ENGINEERING SIMULATION PROCESS

1

1 Introduction to engineering simulation

3

2. Simulation process management

9

3. Simulation domains

23

4. Sources of simulation error

33

5. Numerical verification

47

6. Physics validation

53

7. Predictive Capability

63

PART II SIMULATION QUALITY MANAGEMENT

77

0 Introduction to NAFEMS ESQMS

85

1. Scope

91

2. Normative references

93

3. Terms and definitions

95

4. Context of the organization

97

5. Leadership

101

6. Planning

105

7. Support

107

8. Operation

117

9. Performance evaluation

135

10. Improvement

143

References

145

Bibliography

147

Annex A. Simulation scope classification

149

Annex B. Simulation categories of risk

151

Annex C. Simulation verification methods

153

Annex D. Simulation validation methods

155

Annex E. Professional Simulation Engineer Competencies

157

Glossary of terms

159

Index

163

Document Details

ReferenceR0129
AuthorSmith. J
LanguageEnglish
AudienceManager
TypePublication
Date 30th April 2020
OrganisationNAFEMS SGMWG
RegionGlobal

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