Democratization through embedded RSM Tools

John Barnes (Enginsoft UK)

CHALLENGE - Companies are continually looking for cost reduction by the implementation of smarter processes. This is often achieved through the purchase of new engineering tools which have to be assessed for return on investment. Often this assessment can be subjective and hard to quantify. What if current process integration and optimisation techniques could create new, bespoke, game changing tools for a company? While the benefits of standard optimisation techniques are being realised the world-over, there are new benefits to be gained by deploying response surfaces within a bespoke tool, app or widget.  By doing this, complex analysis (once the preserve of highly skilled simulation engineers) can be placed into the hands of design engineers.

SOLUTION - EnginSoft UK have collaborated with Anglian Water and Atkins to develop a new methodology for creating a predictive RSM based tool that can reduce housing development cost enquires from weeks to minutes. This paper demonstrates the principle steps taken to develop the tool and highlights the key technical decisions made to ensure its predictive quality. This paper shows how ad-hoc design simulation can be replaced by an up-front full exploration of the design space using a computationally intense DoE of optimisations. 

BENEFITS -Therefore, it will show how the problem can be reduced through a complex parameter reduction optimisation. It will then explore the training and validation of the RSM and how it can be published as a user friendly tool for non-technical users.