Scorecard for Simulation (EX)
Twenty companies to date have participated in a scorecard assessing their level of maturity with respect to simulation in six critical areas. The survey shows strong progress over the recent past, and many companies have established development efforts at the leading edge. Most often, however, the efforts have not yet been consistently applied across the firms.
In general, automotive led aerospace across four of the six categories reviewed. Their motivation to automate simulation processes may be higher due to the recurring analysis applied to many similar models, justifying the investment. The aerospace industry tends to develop new methodologies and tools for a project due to the rapid evolution of technology between programs, the availability of new materials, new concepts in the structure, and changes in the certification processes.
Keywords: Requirements management, performance verification, validation, traceability, knowledge capture & reuse, templates, multi-disciplinary integration, simulation framework, waste reduction, DFSS, lean, physical test, prototype