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Develop, Deploy, and Sustain High-Performance Virtual Prototyping for Advanced R&D
Organizations must reduce time-to-market, costs, and risks while producing higher-quality products that grow ever more complex. In response, many are turning to advanced software for rapidly creating and analyzing virtual prototypes, and accurately predicting the performance and behavior of the systems they represent. This requires a deep understanding of physics-based digital engineering and high-performance computing, as well as unique organizational and management skills. Now, Douglass Post and Richard Kendall bring together knowledge that engineers, scientists, developers, and managers will need to build, deploy, and sustain these specialized applications--including information previously available only in proprietary environments.
Post and Kendall illuminate key issues with a detailed book-length case study based on their work at the U.S. DoDs pioneering Computational Research and Engineering Acquisition Tools and Environments (CREATE) program, which developed eleven of the fields most advanced software tools.
Youll find a detailed roadmap for planning, organizing, managing, and navigating complex organizations to successful delivery; as well as detailed descriptions of each step in the process, with clear rationales and concrete examples. The authors share detailed references, a convenient glossary and bibliography, sidebars on overcoming real-world challenges, and more. The book reviews the essentials of computational engineering and science and the pivotal role of virtual prototyping. It helps readers to:
Chapter 1: The Power of Physics-Based Software for Engineering and Scientific Research
Chapter 2: The Computing Ecosystem
Chapter 3: Getting the Right Software for the Virtual Prototyping Paradigm
Chapter 4: Examples of Virtual Prototyping Software (Tools)
Chapter 5: Applying Virtual Prototyping Tools to Develop Product and Conduct Research
Chapter 6: Developing and Marketing a Proposal to Establish a Program to Develop Virtual Prototyping Tools
Chapter 7: Creating and Sustaining Software Development Programs for Virtual Prototyping Tools
Chapter 8: Managing the Software Development Program for Virtual Prototyping Applications
Chapter 9: Executing a Software Development Program for Virtual Prototyping Applications
Chapter 10: Verifying and Validating Science-Based Software
Chapter 11: Recruiting and Retaining the Workforce
Chapter 12: Opportunities and Challenges for Virtual Prototyping in Engineering and Science
Appendix A: Postscript
Appendix B: References by Chapter
Appendix C: Glossary