Why Engineering Simulation is Critical for Breakthrough Energy Innovation - White Paper

Breakthrough Energy Innovation requires ambition and urgency. Developments will come in the areas of renewable energy production and improving energy efficiency in the industrial and transportation sectors. However, many products in these sectors are already highly tuned for their function. Consequently, higher fidelity understanding of product behavior is required to identify additional incremental improvements. For more disruptive innovation, a very wide design trade space becomes necessary as products are often more complex, do not have a history of operational experience, and function in different environments that include design variables outside of the traditional product’s boundaries. To address these challenges, companies are turning to simulation. It’s a solution that allows designers to get deeper insight into product performance and consider hundreds, if not thousands, of design iterations.