In 2012, a growing number of industries discovered new ways to use simulation to improve their designs, safety, performance and sustainability. While the automotive sector continued to increase its reliance on simulation to make vehicles lighter and more fuel-efficient, engineers and designers found ways that simulation could save weight, costs and lives in everything from cruise ships to airliners.
We touched on these emerging trends throughout the year, and here are the top five trend-related posts that I believe demonstrate the future of simulation in our products and our lives:
Engineers in the racing community continue to spark advancements in weight savings and efficiency—and HyperWorks is one of their principal tools.
The Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster has generated many questions, but one in particular haunts survivors and onlookers alike: Could this disaster have been prevented?
Manufacturers are recognizing that new rules relating to the ways automotive technology impacts our lives require new technologies to change the way we build vehicles.
The recent delamination issue with the Boeing 787 highlights the challenges in moving to different manufacturing methods with new materials.
How can we raise management’s awareness of the importance of simulation? Consider the idea of the maturity model for simulation, which could offer a path to C-suite recognition.
Best wishes for real-time success in the coming year!