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NAFEMS AMERICAS 2016 CONFERENCE: DEMOCRATIZATION TRACK

NAFEMS 2016 Conference Democratization Track
NAFEMS Americas Vice President, Matt Ladzinski recaps the 2016 conference which featured a Democratization Mini-Symposium.  In all more than 325 attendees from 115 companies and 18 countries gathered for the event.

Toward the Democratization of CAE with Software Containers
What are software containers, why are they relevant, and how can they help deliver CAE to the masses?  Burak Yenier and Wolfgang Gentzsch, co-founders of UberCloud tell why. This presentation was given as a part of the Democratizing CAE Track at the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference: New Frontiers in Product Modeling & Simulation (June, 2016).

The Role of Simulation in Accelerating the Adoption of Smart Engineering Simulation Apps
Ricardo Actis, President & CEO of ESRD,Introduces Simulation Governance, its key elements, and objectives. This presentation was given as a part of the Democratizing CAE Track at the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference: New Frontiers in Product Modeling & Simulation (June, 2016).

Democratization of Structural Analysis using Meta-Code and Webapps
“How can we better leverage the power of simulation to be more innovative, faster? How can a small, not growing, population of simulation experts be better leveraged?”  Intel’s M. Z. Eckblad provides the answers in this presentation given at the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference: New Frontiers in Product Modeling & Simulation (June, 2016).

Democratizing CAE at American Axle and Manufacturing
“While CAE experts are needed, simulation at all parts of the organization is required.”  Ravi Desai, Director of CAE & CAD at American Axle & Manufacturing discusses the companies eight initiatives to improve democratizing CAE along with its key enablers. This presentation was given as a part of the Democratizing CAE Track at the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference: New Frontiers in Product Modeling & Simulation (June, 2016).

Cloud-Based Multiphysics Computational Simulation Applications
Jeffrey Crompton and Kyle Koppenhoefer of AltaSim Technologies present on computational simulation apps: access, validation and automation and its supporting role in democratized CAE. This presentation was given as a part of the Democratizing CAE Track at the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference: New Frontiers in Product Modeling & Simulation (June, 2016).

Democratization Lessons Learned from an Enterprise Practitioner
Glenn Valine of GKN Driveline North America discusses the company’s journey to democratized CAE. This presentation was given as a part of the Democratizing CAE Track at the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference: New Frontiers in Product Modeling & Simulation (June, 2016).

Technical Requirements for the Deployment of Engineering Simulation Apps
This presentation form ESRD‘s Ricardo Actis and Barna Szabo discusses smart apps: why they are important, technical requirements, and related challenges. This presentation was given as a part of the Democratizing CAE Track at the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference: New Frontiers in Product Modeling & Simulation (June, 2016).

Democratizing a Multivariate Statistical Model Validation Method through an Intelligent Fit-for-Purpose App
Caterpillar Sr. Engineering Specialist, Jeff Sundermeyer joins Juan Betts and Mark Walker of Front End Analytics for this case study.  This presentation was given as a part of the Democratizing CAE Track at the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference: New Frontiers in Product Modeling & Simulation (Seattle, WA: June 7-9, 2016).

Democratization of CAE – Wading Through the Hype
Malcolm Panthaki, Founder & CTO of Comet Solutions discusses the current state of democratized simulation. This presentation was given as a part of the Democratizing CAE Track at the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference: New Frontiers in Product Modeling & Simulation (Seattle, WA: June 7-9, 2016).

Towards Cognitive Computer Aided Engineering
What role does Cognitive Engineering and Simulation Apps play in medical research?  Learn more from this presentation from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the German Cancer Research Center. This presentation was given as a part of the Democratizing CAE Track at the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference: New Frontiers in Product Modeling & Simulation (Seattle, WA: June 7-9, 2016).

Knowledge Capture for Multidisciplinary STOP Analysis
NASA Langley’s Tory Scola discusses how STOP (Structural Thermal Optical Performance) Analysis is being enhanced with a reusable CAD-based analysis process. This presentation was given as a part of the Democratizing CAE Track at the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference: New Frontiers in Product Modeling & Simulation (Seattle, WA: June 7-9, 2016).

SimApps Can Be Used By Non-Experts
Presented by Jeremy Jarrett, Vice President of Kinetic Vision and Malcolm Panthaki, Founder & CTO of Comet Solutions. This presentation was given as a part of the Democratizing CAE Track at the 2016 NAFEMS Americas Conference: New Frontiers in Product Modeling & Simulation (Seattle, WA: June 7-9, 2016).

WEBINAR PRESENTATION

Simulation Automation that Works
From the webinar: “Find Untapped Value in Modeling & Simulation Investments, and Ways to Unlock it”, this presentation by Malcolm Panthaki, Founder & CTO of Comet Solutions, outlines how traditional manually-intensive and non-integrated simulation processes and data are being transformed using Simulation Apps (SimApps™).  The results are significant increases in product quality, innovation, and measurable return on your simulation investment.

NAFEMS 2015 WORLD CONGRESS

Simulation Apps: Simulation for Everyone
Comet Founder & CTO, Malcolm Panthaki discusses how Simulation Applications are able to advance product quality, innovation, and productivity by capturing and extending the expertise and knowledge of CAE experts to allow non-experts to safely run simulations.  Given during the Simulation Process & Data Management (SPDM) International Conference (June, 2015) the presentation features real-world case studies from some of industry’s leading manufacturers.

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Engineering Simulation: The Road(s) Ahead
In this 2015 NAFEMS World Congress keynote address, Dr. Dennis Nagy presents his views on the future major trends in CAE, summarizing the related tracks in the conference. In particular, Slide 9 refers to a fork in the road, suggesting that both directions are meaningful and necessary – general-purpose simulation applications and vertical, solution-specific apps., the latter “opening the CAE door to engineers and designers and even non-engineers to leverage useful CAE under the covers”. In Slides 10-12, Dr. Nagy suggests that the “gap” between expert CAE users and non-experts who need to use simulation will be filled by using easy-to-use SimApps that capture the expertise of the experts while speaking the language of the user.

The Changing Role of Simulation
This 2015 NAFEMS World Congress keynote address from Joe Walsh and Brad Holtz emphasizes the business drivers that are and will be pushing simulation in directions it has stayed away from in the past – namely, allowing all those who need simulation to be able to use it safely and effectively in the product development process.  Mr. Walsh contends that without this business imperative, simulation growth will continue to be tame and, in fact, will stagnate or decrease over time as the experts dwindle in number. He predicts a “revolution”, with 2 of the 5 enablers (slide 15) identified as “Increased emphasis on purpose built applications” and “Emergence of simulation knowledge capture & reuse”.

COFES CONFERENCE

Usability In Simulation
Comet Founder & CTO, Malcolm Panthaki is featured in this video recorded presentation from COFES (Congress on the Future of Engineering Software).  Watch as Mr. Panthaki details how Simulation Applications (Sim Apps) are safely extending the use of simulation beyond CAE experts.

Business Drivers In Simulation
This video captures a presentation from Joe Walsh (intrinSIM, LLC) and Brad Holz (Cyon Research) at COFES (Congress on the Future of Engineering Software).  Learn the key business drivers behind simulation and analysis.

Rethinking Simulation as a Strategic Discovery and Knowledge Creation Tool
In this recording, Marc Halpern, Research VP, Engineering & Design Technologies at Gartner discusses simulation as a strategic tool at COFES (Congress on the Future of Engineering Software).

Design Centered Workflow
In this recorded presentation CIMdata Practice Manager, Dr. Keith Meintjes, is shown discussing Design Centered Workflow at COFES (Congress on the Future of Engineering Software).

Web Cloud Mobile Platform
John Hirschtick, Founder and Chairman of the Board at Onshape Inc. is shown at COFES (Congress on the Future of Engineering Software) discussing web and cloud-based mobile platforms.

CIMDATA PLM ROADMAP 2011

The Democratization of Simulation With Intelligent Templates
In his keynote presentation from CIMdata PLM Roadmap 2011, Comet’s Malcolm Panthaki discusses democratization as the next revolution in simulation.

Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) for Laser Weapons Systems
In this presentation, Comet’s Malcolm Panthaki is joined by Steve McCoy of TimeLike Systems, LLC.  Malcolm and Steve present the role of intelligent templates (Simulation Applications) to speed the development of laser weapon systems.

VIDEOS

Template-Driven Simulation Apps, Published in COMSOL 5.0 App Builder
In this video, Desktop Engineering’s Senior Editor Kenneth Wong takes a look at the sample apps available on COMSOL’s beta version of the app library.  This video shows how COMSOL 5.0 allows experts to publish template-style simulation apps for non-experts using the COMSOL App Builder function.

Supercomputing for the rest of us
In this webcast, Desktop Engineering Editor, Kenneth Wong discusses on-demand supercomputing with Alan Chalker from Ohio Supercomputer Center and Lee Margetts of NAFEMS.  Now, whether you’re simulating the airflow inside a commercial airline’s cabin or rendering a photo-realistic animation that shows how a land excavator would work, you can tap into on-demand HPC (supercomputing) resources available on-demand — without owning or buying HPC hardware.