Today’s product engineering organizations face increasing pressure to meet the dual challenges of reducing costs while also improving product quality. Early and frequent simulation-driven design is widely acknowledged as the key to achieving these business goals because it produces essential engineering insights into which design concepts best meet customer requirements..early in the new product development process prior to significant time and cost investments. However, the barriers to achieving the benefits of simulation-driven design or model-based engineering as it is often referred to today have been formidable including complex physics tools that function only in their own disciplines; dependency on 3-D CAD tools and overly complex geometry not suitable for use by engineering analysts and the level of expertise required to “safely” execute many of today’s simulation tools and processes.
Comet Solutions, Inc. is a venture-backed, small business enterprise with primary offices in Cincinnati, Ohio and Albuquerque, New Mexico. Incorporated in 2001, our corporate mission is to develop and implement unique, next generation product performance simulation technology and services that enables our customers to develop more innovative and reliable products…faster. In other words, “Right to Market”.
The Comet Performance Engineering Workspace was commercially launched in 2006 to address the above industry needs. COMET is a collaborative, model-based engineering environment that captures your current simulation best practices and enhances the use of associated design and engineering software tools (both COTS and in-house). Comet Intelligent Templates enable geometry-independent, multi-physics modeling and simulation process automation for standard as well as complex design analysis activities. Comet enables individual engineers as well as cross-functional product engineering teams to rapidly develop more innovative and reliable products– starting from early concept design exploration through detailed design validation. The key is linking product simulation activities to important product performance requirements via Comet Intelligent Templates.
Comet shortens the design cycle by reducing the time it takes multi-disciplinary engineering teams to perform virtually all phases of design evaluation, especially early in the product development cycle when the most critical fundamental concept design decisions are made. Comet’s desktop-based performance engineering workspace unifies design teams…. allowing them to capture, automate, execute, reuse and share multi-disciplinary simulation processes. Engineering teams can rapidly analyze and validate system-level trade off studies through component-level detailed designs to improve product performance. Comet’s ability to automate this process significantly increases the number of virtual prototype iterations a team can complete prior to hardware commitments. Early and more in-depth simulation-based trade studies provide timely design insight, allowing teams to get it right the first time.
Comet also saves time and money by allowing teams to reuse automated simulation processes on vastly different design concepts with little or no modification of the geometry-neutral Comet Intelligent Template. Comet simulation templates integrate existing design and simulation tools (which perform the required calculations) and capture engineering “best practices” as they evolve. Teams generate and review simulation results with higher credibility because design compliance is measured directly against performance requirements via the pass/fail Project Dashboard.
Collaboration is also made easier during the design process because simulation models, work-in-progress data and results are accessible and consistent across all disciplines based on the unique Abstract Engineering ModelTM. As a design goes from concept stage to detailed systems design, Comet logically archives, organizes and controls the design analysis workflow and all related “work-in-progress” data to support design conclusions.. without the requirement for any additional IT overhead or hardware investment.
Comet extends the value of your current engineering tools and removes the common organizational challenge of engineers working in isolated domain silos. While working in Comet, engineers from multiple domains can run tools from many different vendors in an efficient manner, and unify them into one streamlined, automated process. Expanding upon simulation templates for use on future projects creates additional ROI and is easy as “cut and paste”. Comet works with major 3-D CAD tools as well as various other math-based calculation tools such as Excel, MATLAB, FEA solvers, optics applications, multi-body dynamics solvers, thermal solvers, meshing tools, and in-house simulation codes. Comet’s adaptor plug-in architecture and published API allow customers and third-party partners to easily create and also expand on a project by developing custom adaptors to in-house and commercial tools.
To ensure customer success and accelerated ROI, Comet Solutions also provides complimentary software training and process-based implementation consulting services for rapid product adoption through our team of experienced technical consultants and our affiliations with well-established CAE sales and solutions partners.