Automatic Simulation Platform to Support Product Design

Kai Katajamäki

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    In product design and development there is an ever increasing need for better and reliable products. The design process should be fast and cost effective. Computational power is increasing and at the same time the hardware costs are decreasing. The variety of commercial as well as open source simulation software is huge. Additionally, easy to use and learn scripting languages are more and more becoming an important part of the whole analysis process. To
    support the whole product design process, effective software independent tools are needed. Automated analysis processes are needed when seeking optimal solutions via optimization or parameter variation. These increases also reliability by avoidance of human errors. With the automated processes the visualization and documentation of the results is easy. Modern and flexible software combined with effective hardware and connected together with effective
    scripting languages makes it possible to develop wholly automatic and reliable calculation processes. These processes can then be combined with optimization loops thus enabling product optimization and control of the inevitable uncertainty in model parameters. As a test case, the automatic analysis system presented in this study is applied to optimization of vibratory behaviour of a diesel-generator set.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Annual SMACC Research Seminar 2016
    EditorsJussi Aaltonen, Riikka Virkkunen, Kari T. Koskinen, Risto Kuivanen
    Place of PublicationTampere
    PublisherTampere University of Technology
    ISBN (Print)978-952-15-3832-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event1st Annual SMACC Research Seminar 2016 - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 10 Oct 201610 Oct 2016


    Conference1st Annual SMACC Research Seminar 2016
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