Heavy equipment engineers face numerous machine usages and configurations. A machine can be engineered for several different purposes, and many variants may be proposed. This leads engineers to work on many simulation models that cannot be managed without a streamlined process.
Simcenter System Analyst software allows engineers to leverage the value of existing models by providing an easy-to-use, deskilled simulation platform for performing trade-off and optimization studies. It also serves as a collaborative platform that capitalizes on the shared and validated simulation models and the knowledge that they contain.
Read the white paper to learn how to use a system simulation process to perform optimization studies more efficiently and refocus efforts on engineering analysis.
White paper foreword by Francesco Pintore, Ph.D. Design Analysis & Simulation, System Modeling & System Performance from CNH Industrial.
Accelerate product development by deploying system simulation to non-experts through a structured process
Engineering methods and processes are shifting to a new paradigm. Engineering departments cannot rely only on handcraft-based operations and employees’ goodwill to improve and maintain product development quality. The reason is clear: the number of requirements and demand for customizations from the market is huge. It presents engineering departments with many simulation models to work on, requiring a streamlined process for efficient management. Consequently, new organizations with clearly defined processes and roles are being established to provide a “simulation factory.”
Refocusing effort on engineering analysis
In the heavy equipment industry nowadays, up to 80% of engineering efforts can be spent developing models, while only 20% on results analysis. To leverage simulation outputs value for product design, companies aim to reuse and share models to expand usage of simulation to non-experts (design engineers, product planners, test engineers, pre-calibration engineers, sales engineers, etc.). By transitioning to a consistent system simulation process and tools across the organization, better engineering insight is achievable by inverting the previous ratio and refocusing effort on engineering analysis.