"Collage of products and systems: architecture, biomedical, aerospace, automotive, robotics, electronics, and shipping"


2007 Frontiers in Design & Simulation Workshop

Wednesday, May 16, 2007.
(with social event on Tuesday evening after the CPDA workshop)
Georgia Institute of Technology Campus
Atlanta, GA

Speaker: Michael Tiller

Dr. Michael Tiller received his B.M.E. degree from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He spent 10 years at Ford Motor Company working as a Technical Specialist in the Powertrain Research Department. In 2005 he left Ford to become the Vice-President of Modeling Research and Development at Emmeskay, Inc. His principle interest is in computer modeling and he has worked on a variety of different modeling applications including nerve cell modeling, solidification process modeling as well as a wide range of automotive applications. Dr. Tiller is the author of the book "Introduction to Physical Modeling with Modelica" which was the first book published on Modelica. He is currently the Secretary of the Modelica Association, a non-profit organization developing the non-proprietary Modelica modeling language. He is also an Associate Editor for the "SIMULATION: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International".

Talk: Model Lifecycle Management

Many organizations are investigation how to integrate modeling into their product development process to shorten development time and avoid costly hardware prototype and testing.  When re-evaluating the development process obvious concerns about software tools, such as licensing costs, easy of use and training, must be considered.  While conducting such evaluations it is important to consider not just these immediate concerns but many of the process related issues related to model based development.  This presentation will discuss the lifecycle of models within a system engineering process and what factors should be considered to make the most effective use (and reuse) of models during the product development process.