Virtual Systems Prototyping

The objective of simulation at the systems level is to inform design choices and provide validation results that include systems-level qualities, properties, characteristics, functions, behaviors and performance insights. The simulation solution needs to go beyond individual components and a single physics: it must accurately describe how all components interact as a system involving multiple physical phenomena happening simultaneously.

Using ANSYS solutions, every systems engineer can build complete virtual systems prototypes. The ANSYS systems modeling and simulation method is based on ANSYS Simplorer, a comprehensive platform for building virtual system prototypes. Simplorer has been enhanced to assemble and simulate electrical, electronic, thermo-fluid, mechanical and embedded software components. The methodology offers 3-D precision when needed, as well as reduced-order modeling for verifying multidomain system performance interaction.

The Next Level Systems

ANSYS Simplorer not only allows you to assemble the physical components with the systems and software models into a simulation platform, it also lets you test the entire system working as a whole. You can evaluate architectures, select components and tune parameters to achieve optimal system performance by

  • Identifying problems between hardware and software components earlier
  • Creating virtual test rigs to evaluate system compliance with performance standards
  • Simulating thousands of virtual prototypes to analyze system robustness and reliability
Assemble Complete Systems Models

ANSYS Simplorer enables assembly of complete virtual system prototypes. Features include:

  • High level of interoperability with tools, model reuse, and support for standards (VHDL-AMS, Spice, Modelica, C, C++, etc.)
  • Unique connections to ANSYS 3-D physics and embedded software (ANSYS SCADE)
  • Third party tool integration with the Functional Mockup Interface (FMI) standard
Complete Systems Levels