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Generic Engineering Analysis Model

Objective

The aim of the GEM project is to improve the efficiency of European industry by enabling engineering analysis methods such as FEA or CFD to be used more effectively within the design process throughout the product's life.

The project's objectives are to:

- Develop a generic engineering analysis model (GEM) for the exchange, data sharing and archiving of engineering analysis models. The GEM will be general enough to support a range of industrial applications, a variety of design and analysis methodologies, and facilitate the use of analysis results in the design model.
- Demonstrate the use of GEM in the solution of industrial problems.
- Contribute towards the development of international standards in the definition and transfer of engineering analysis models.
- Make use of existing tools and standards such as STEP, identifying their limitations in the context of supporting the concept of GEM.

GEM will allow engineering analysis data such as loading and material properties to be associated to the geometry model, independent of the analysis discretisation. It will also allow reuse of results from one analysis by associating them with the geometry model.

Work carried out within the project will include

- a review of data model requirements, modelling methodologies, geometric model types and implementation techniques
- definition of relevant demonstration examples from industry
- specification of the generic engineering analysis data model by first classifying the data types which can be employed in the analysis process and then defining the way which results of analyses can be represented in a general manner for reuse as input to other processes
- implementation of GEM in a range of CAD, analysis and modelling software
- demonstrations of GEM applied to industrial problems
- dissemination of results of the work, providing a guide for end-users of the GEM model and awareness seminars to provide insight into the potential of this development.

Coordinator

Nafems Ltd
Address
Birniehill
G Glasgow
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

Caesar Systems Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
90 London Road South Bank Technopark
SE13 6LN London
Cisigraph SA
France
Address
536 Route De La Seds
13127 Vitrolles
DIODORE SYSTEME
France
Address
Espace Berlioz Rue Albert Caquot Sophia Antipolis
Valbonne
Dornier Luftfahrt GmbH
Germany
Address
An Der Bundesstraße 31
88039 Friedrichshafen
FEGS Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Oakington House
CB4 5AF Cambridge
Femsys Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
1 St Albans Road
LE2 1GF Leicester
Framasoft CSI
France
Address
Tour Fiat 1 Place De La Coupole
92084 Paris La Défense
G SIEMPELKAMP GMBH
Germany
Address
Siempelkampstraße 75
Krefeld
Gesellschaft für Strukturanalyse mbH
Germany
Address
Pascalstraße 17
52076 Aachen
LMR Systems
United Kingdom
Address
33 Filgrave
MK16 9ET Newport Pagnell
TNO - Institute Of Applied Physics
Netherlands
Address
Stieltjesweg 1
2600 AD Delft