Managing Equivalent Representations of Design and Analysis Models

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Abstract

There is a requirement for better integration between design and analysis tools, which is difficult due to their different objectives, separate data representations and workflows. Currently, substantial effort is required to produce a suitable analysis model from design geometry. Robust links are required between these different representations to enable analysis attributes to be transferred between different design and analysis packages for models at various levels of fidelity.

This paper describes a novel approach for integrating design and analysis models by identifying and managing the relationships between the different representations. Three key technologies, Cellular Modeling, Virtual Topology and Equivalencing, have been employed to achieve effective simulation model management. These technologies and their implementation are discussed in detail. Prototype automated tools are introduced demonstrating how multiple simulation models can be linked and maintained to facilitate seamless integration throughout the design cycle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-205
Number of pages12
JournalComputer-Aided Design and Applications
Volume11
Issue number2
Early online date30 Oct 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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