In manufacturing, realistic engineering simulation is more important than ever, and a single simulation application to connect multiple types of simulation (i.e. multiphysics simulation) produces better results.

Why multiphysics? Because the strength of a simulation tool lies in its ability to emulate the real world in all its moving parts. For advanced solutions, this means coupling different physical models or simultaneous physical phenomenon together using a multiphysics simulation solution (for example, modeling thermal, structural, fluid dynamics, and electromagnetic attributes of a product).

Now, in addition to its engineering strengths, new Aberdeen Group analysis uncovers the business benefits of multiphysics simulation including time-to-market, cost, and quality advantages.

Multiphysics simulation users in automotive/industrial/aerospace-defense say the business payoff comes in three areas:

  • Time-to-Market. 72% of products currently meet product launch date targets, versus only 50% of products for non-simulation users. This is 44% better than non-simulation users.
  • Cost. 71% of products currently meet product cost targets, versus only 45% of products for non-simulation users. This is 58% better than non-simulation users.
  • Quality. 76% of products currently meet quality targets, versus only 60% of products for non-simulation users. This is 27% better than non-simulation users.

Moreover, year-over-year, multiphysics simulation users in automotive/industrial/aerospace-defense improved their development times by 13%, while non-simulation platform users experienced 8% longer development times.

Multiphysics simulation leverages common and compatible data models, and yield systems-level insights that could not be attained before, freeing up designers to explore and prototype new products digitally before committing to a physical version. Plus, as Aberdeen Group research now clearly shows, multiphysics simulation platform is the best tool for shortening time-to-market, reducing cost, and boosting quality.

As engineering simulation becomes pervasive throughout product design, the road forward requires an approach to simulating products as they exist in the real world. A multiphysics simulation approach “future-proofs” product designs by allowing increasingly realistic simulation of all engineering aspects of the product under design. And while a user may not model all these phenomena today, a multiphysics approach (that keeps your options open) is a wise move indeed.

Every good craftsperson knows the importance of “choosing the right tool for the right job.” By shortening time to market, reducing cost, and boosting quality, multiphysics simulation has earned the right to this title.

Learn more about how Multiphysics simulation in manufacturing can open the door to new revenue streams and value-producing opportunities for your organization by checking out, Multiphysics Simulation Meets Business Goals in Automotive/Industrial/Aerospace-Defense.