By DE Editors
Dassault Systemes has announced the latest enhancements for modeling and simulation of integrated systems within Isight 5.5, an open desktop solution for simulation process automation and design optimization from SIMULIA.
Isight provides designers, engineers, and researchers with an open system for integrating design and simulation models "created with various CAD, CAE and other software applications "to automate the execution of hundreds or even thousands of simulations. According to the company, Isight allows users to save time and improve their products by optimizing them against performance or cost metrics through statistical methods such as design of experiments (DOE) or design for Six Sigma.
Among the new components delivered to enhance the integration of modeling and simulation tools, Isight 5.5 provides support for Dymola (also from Dassault Syst mes), which leverages the open Modelica language. This allows Isight users to develop process flows that simulate the dynamic behavior and complex interactions between engineering disciplines, such as mechanical, electrical, thermodynamic, hydraulic, pneumatic, thermal and Modelica-defined control systems.
“Today more and more products feature a tight coupling between physical behavior and embedded computer systems,” says Alex Van der Velden, product manager for Isight at Dassault Syst mes. “A good example of this is a vehicle electronic stability control system. The Dymola component in Isight allows our customers to optimize their products for overall targeted system behavior.”
Isight 5.5 also includes additional optimization capabilities, such as Mixed-Integer Sequential Quadratic Programming (MISQP) for solving problems with “integer” and “real” variables.
Further optimization enhancements in the Isight 5.5 release include a custom exploration strategy "which the company says enables users to create custom search techniques at the application programming interface (API) level "as well as support for easier integration of legacy C or Fortran algorithms.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.