Simulation Workflow Automation and Model Management. MBSE Workshop / INCOSE IW 2014 Model Management Breakout Session January 26, 2014 Hongman Kim Project Manger / MBSE Integration Lead Grant Soremekun Product / Business Development Manager. Topics.
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Simulation Workflow Automation and Model Management MBSE Workshop / INCOSE IW 2014 Model Management Breakout Session January 26, 2014 Hongman Kim Project Manger / MBSE Integration Lead Grant Soremekun Product / Business Development Manager
Topics • Company and software technology overview • A typical customer data / model generation process • How Phoenix Integration software is utilized • Model/data management issues • Some model/data management solutions • Summary
Phoenix Integration Concept Identification Conceptual Design Preliminary Design Detailed Design Help customers fully realize the value of their modeling and simulation tools • Automate simulation workflows • Model integration • Explore more design alternatives • Visualize and communicate results • Make better design decisions
ModelCenter: Workflow Automation Evaluate Trade-Offs Build Automated Workflows Execute Multiple Runs 1 2 3 ModelCenter Sensitivity Analysis Design of Experiments Optimization Probability Analysis
In-house FORTRAN Analysis Server: Publish Wrappers to the Cloud Finite Element Analysis Analysis Server Excel Analysis Server Analysis Server Network (LAN or WLAN) ModelCenter
Connect SysML with Engineering Analysis Step 1: Create ModelCenter model Step 2: Import ModelCenter model as a SysML constraint Block using MBSE Analyzer Step 3: Set up parametric diagram using the imported constraint block.
Connect SysML with Engineering Analysis • Evaluate Designs • Requirements Check • Update SysML model
A Typical Data / Model Generation Process DisciplineTeams PDM Structures Shared File System Aero Constant Churn Electrical CADDesigners Systems Engineers ChiefEngineer
Data / Model Management Needs ModelCenter Workflow Trade Study Results WrapperLibrary SharePoint Teamwork Server, ClearCase PDM/PLM • Files poorly organized in shared folders or scattered throughout enterprise • Can’t find information efficiently • Access to files poorly managed • Hard to understand who changed which file and why • File dependencies are poorly understood WIP Data BOM Staging Ground Shared File System Multiple Sources of Truth Analysis Library: ModelCenter Data Manager
Analysis Library: Light-Weight Data / Model Management • Shared Drive “Plus” • Client / Server (easy to install/use) • Version Control • Search Engine • Change Notification • Meta Data Extraction/Indexing • Data Access / Custom Reports • File Dependencies • Web enabled • Open API • Tight integration with ModelCenter, but can be used independently as well
Model Dependencies ModelCenter file stored in Analysis Library List of file required to build/execute the model List of trade study results that were created using the model
Managing Models During Workflow Execution Automatic Upload to AnalysisLibrary
Metadata / Report Generation • Assign metadata to each data item in the repository • Custom define meta data properties • Organize groups of items into templates • Update values manually or programmatically through indexers Reports are accessible from the desktop client or web interface
Summary • Phoenix Integration provides a software infrastructure for automating engineering analysis workflows • ModelCenter (Model execution/integration, trade space exploration) • Engineering analysis models and data utilized during day-to-day processes needs to be managed • ModelCenter magnifies this need • Shared drive often used but insufficient • Analysis Library (non-intrusive solutions are desired) • Multiple sources of truth • Engineering analysis data needs to be accessible to other content management systems • Data / Model management is an active R&D area
Grant Soremekun Phoenix Integration, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 540-961-7215 x304 Questions/discussion