There are many currently available technologies that can help keep manufacturers productive right away as everyone adjusts to the new normal.
Purdue University researchers have developed a modeling approach that simulates the entire process of a vortex collision at a reduced computational time, which could help aircraft responds appropriately.
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Industry experts offered views about the benefits simulation technologies might offer in the process and manufacturing sectors.
Process simulation can be an invaluable tool to compare alternatives and justify the cost for manufacturing and manufacturing-related processes.
Using video games that are designed to teach engineers how to act in certain safety situations can provide training and experience for plant-floor operations, which can help narrow the skills gap.
The Duke-led GUIde Consortium develops faster, more accurate simulations of turbine blade vibrations to help aeronautical engineers develop safer jet turbines with lower maintenance costs.
Virtual design tools and automation software intersect to save time and costs in machine commissioning so engineers can spot potential flaws before implementation.
Simulation, modeling, and virtual commissioning are becoming easier to apply on different levels in automation. Interfaces to third-party simulation tools may be built into your software development suite already.
The controls often must be programmed for automated machinery and systems before hardware exists, but controls engineers can use simulations to test syntax, proper tag linking and addressing, and code functionality.