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Towards a simulation-based product process: SIMPRO research project final report

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Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyTekes
Number of pages112
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8379-9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015
Publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Publication series

NameVTT Technology
ISSN (Print)2242-1211
ISSN (Electronic)2242-122X


Computer-aided design and engineering are daily tools for
designers, engineers, and researchers both in Finland and
worldwide, but there is still unleashed potential in the
computational approach. The Tekes research project, SIMPRO,
focused on the efficient application of a computational approach in
the whole product life-cycle process, from the concept phase
design until product maintenance and simulation life-cycle
management. The objective of the project was to produce new
research knowledge and to develop existing and new knowledge
into an easily exploitable form in industry.
The main conclusion of the project was that the computational
methods and available tools are already mature. The bottleneck for
fast progress in industry is in the application of these methods and
tools, which would require further development and renewal of the


  • Modelling, simulation, product life-cycle, design, engineering, optimisation, condition monitoring, data management

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