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Siemens Revolutionises Engineering Simulation with HEEDS AI Simulation Predictor, Simcenter™ Reduced Order Modeling


Siemens Digital Industries Software has set the benchmark for innovation in the field of engineering simulation with the launch of two groundbreaking solutions. These solutions are the HEEDS™ AI (artificial intelligence) Simulation Predictor software and Simcenter™ Reduced Order Modeling software. Said tools empower engineers to tackle the most complex challenges manufacturers face, delivering predictive performance with speed, precision, and efficiency.

Siemens’ HEEDS AI Simulation Predictor unlocks new possibilities for manufacturers by empowering engineering teams to harness the potential of advanced AI-driven predictive modeling.  As a new addition to the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, it can revolutionize design space exploration.

Key Advantages of the HEEDS™ AI Simulation Predictor

The HEEDS™ AI Simulation Predictor offers several key advantages. These are as follows:

  • Optimise products with precisionHEEDS AI Simulation Predictor harnesses state-of-the-artAI with built-in accuracy awareness helps organisations to fully leverage the digital twin to fine-tune and optimize their products with unprecedented precision.
  • Faster, more innovative designs.By tapping into historical simulation studies and accumulated knowledge, engineering teams can swiftly craft high-performing, innovative designs, significantly reducing time-to-market.

Addressing the AI Drift Challenge

One of the most significant challenges in AI-powered simulation is AI drift, where models extrapolate inaccurately when faced with uncharted design spaces. To address this challenge, HEEDS AI Simulation Predictor introduces accuracy-aware AI. This new technology actively self-verifies predictions, aiding engineers to conduct simulations that are not only accurate but also reliable in the context of real-world industrial engineering applications.

“With HEEDS AI Simulation Predictor, we have significantly improved various components of the gas turbine, leading to highly optimized designs and accelerated design cycles,” said Behnam Nouri, Team Lead, Engineering & Platform Design, Siemens Energy. “Our thermo-mechanical fatigue predictions have been effectively upgraded to process ~20,000 design members in only 24 hours, yielding a 20% improvement in component lifetime. This has allowed us to fully characterise the limits of our existing design space which is required for high-efficiency turbine engines. The HEEDS AI Simulation Predictor technology has enabled us to save over 15,000 hours of computational time.”

Siemens also introduced Simcenter Reduced Order Modeling, new software that harnesses high-fidelity simulation and test data to train and validate AI/ML models. These models then enable engineers to perform predictions in a fraction of a second, transforming the way engineering professionals approach simulation.

Key Advantages of the Simcenter Reduced Order Modeling

  • Speed and precision.Simcenter Reduced Order Modeling uses high-fidelity data to empower engineers to gain rapid predictions and to make critical decisions in a fraction of the time it would take using conventional methods.
  • Predictive performanceBy training AI/ML models on comprehensive datasets, this technology enables engineers to gain robust, reliable, and trustworthy insights, helping to eliminatethe common issue of AI drift.

“Simcenter Reduced Order Modeling lets us accelerate our simulation models to the point where a detailed fuel cell plant model runs faster than real time, with the same accuracy as a full system model,” said Jurgen Dedeurwaerder, Simulation Engineer at Plastic Omnium. “This enables activities such as model-in-the-loop controller development and testing to be done faster, shortening the overall development cycle by around 25%. At the same time, it gives us a reliable, IP-protected, and cost-effective way to distribute models to other teams, both internally and to our customers to augment their own products and processes, resulting in better quality products delivered to end users.”

“HEEDS AI Simulation Predictor and Simcenter Reduced Order Modeling represent a true breakthrough in simulation technology. They enable our customers to take advantage of benefits of artificial intelligence-driven simulation to speed their exploration of a design space and to do so accurately and robustly,” said Jean Claude Ercolanelli, Senior Vice President, Simulation and Test Solutions, at Siemens Digital Industries Software. “It also enables them to not only use these breakthrough technologies on new projects, but to leverage decades of past simulation data to help deliver new insights on current projects.”

Find Out More

To learn more about how Siemens Digital Industries Software is making a significant leap forward in the quest for reliable, trustworthy AI-driven simulations and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in simulation technology, visit the What’s new in HEEDS and Simcenter Reduce Order Modeling blogs.

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps organisations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware, and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens’ software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimise their design, engineering, and manufacturing processes to turn today’s ideas into the sustainable products of the future.