DESIGN & SIMULATION
Modeling and Simulation enables designers to test whether design specifications are met by using virtual rather than physical experiments. The use of virtual prototypes significantly shortens the design cycle and reduces the cost of design. It further provides the designer with immediate feedback on design decisions which, in turn, promises a more comprehensive exploration of design alternatives and a better performing final design. Simulation is particularly important for the design of multi-disciplinary systems in which components in different disciplines (mechanical, electrical, embedded control, etc.) are tightly coupled to achieve optimal system performance.