A survey of cloud-based design and engineering analysis software tools

Dazhong Wu, Janis Terpenny, Dirk Schaefer

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

In recent years, industrial nations around the globe have invested heavily in new technologies, software, and services to advance digital design and engineering analysis using the digital thread, data analytics, and high performance computing. Many of these initiatives such as Cloud-Based Design and Engineering analysis (CBDEA) fall under the umbrella of what has become known as Industry 4.0 or Industrial Internet. While an increasing number of companies are developing or already offering commercial cloud-based software packages and services for digital design and engineering analysis, little work has been reported on analyzing and documenting the related state-of-the-art as well as identifying potentially critical research gaps to be addressed in advancing this rapidly growing field. The objective of this paper is to present a state-of-the-art review of digital design and engineering analysis software and services that are currently available on the cloud. The main focus of this paper is on assessing the extent to which design and engineering analysis can already be performed based on the software and services accessed through the cloud. In addition, the key capabilities and benefits of these software packages and services are discussed. Based on the assessment of the core features of commercial CBDEA software and service packages, results suggest that almost all phases of a typical design and engineering analysis process can indeed already be conducted through cloud-based software tools and services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication36th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791850077
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016 - Charlotte, United States
Duration: Aug 21 2016Aug 24 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume1A-2016

Other

OtherASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityCharlotte
Period8/21/168/24/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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