We all feel the “need for speed” when trying to find better design solutions through simulation. What can we do to speed up our design exploration studies? Let’s discuss all the options here, including one that may not be obvious.
In a typical study, the total CPU time needed to perform a design exploration study is determined using this simple formula:
In each release of HEEDS, new capabilities are added to simplify capturing and automating process workflows as well as exploring the design space for more innovative solutions and ways of visualizing results to gain deeper insight into product operation and performance.
Comparing design exploration results between different projects, models, or to experimental data is a valuable way of gaining insight. This is often used for evaluating performance against legacy designs or even competitive products. Results comparison is now even easier to undertake in version 2016.10. Results from any external source can now be imported directly into HEEDS Post. We will use an industrial exhaust duct example in Figure 1. to highlight how this works.
Figure 1. Industrial exhaust duct system