ESRD's primary mission is to create and market software tools for the advancement of the quality, reliability and timeliness of information that serves the engineering decision-making process.
Motivated by economic incentives, CAE users want to reduce physical testing and increase reliance on numerical simulation.
- Technical requirement: Predictions based on numerical simulation must be consistently reliable.
- The conceptual and technological prerequisites are now sufficiently mature for industrial applications. The terms verification and validation are used in formulating the new requirements:
- Verification refers to a process by which it is ascertained that the errors of approximation are within acceptable limits.
- Validation refers a process by which it is ascertained that the mathematical model is a reasonable representation of the physical reality it is supposed to represent.
ESRD’s software product StressCheck was designed to support V&V tasks. It is the only FEA software in existence to fulfill the requirements of Simulation Governance (SimGov).
Watch Dr. Barna Szabo explain the importance of SimGov: