The program provides them with a standardized and error-free workflow, assists them with multi-criterion optimization, variant analysis and tolerance analysis and permits parallel computation on connected computers. Intelligent plug-ins can be used for integrating any tools (e.g. for optimization). Benefiting from IAV’s engineering expertise, they provide fast access even to highly complex task assignments.
Computer/network (ETCN) and workflows
IAV Engine Tolbox can be used for interlinking several computers – such as for optimization or tolerance analysis where variants can be computed side by side. This significantly reduces total computing time, particularly for time-consuming function evaluations. Workflows assist the developer when using applications which generate results that are used as input data for other tools. They automate workflows, saving time and avoiding errors.
Multi-criterion optimization and variant analysis (UNO)
This module can be used for modeling and performing single and multi-criterion optimization tasks with IAV Engine and any chosen external tools. Various methods are available for the optimization process, including gradient methods, genetic algorithms, particle swarm methods, adaptive surrogate model approaches and hybrid processes. Highly effective optimization methods managing with just a few function evaluations are available specifically for tasks involving time-consuming function value computations.
Multiple-criterion decision analysis (MCA)
Computations, measurement or multi-criterion optimization often produce solutions with a high number of variants. This module provides methods for evaluating them effectively – it can be used for selecting those variants that represent the best compromise. Various mathematical methods (sorting and filtering methods, statistical methods, sensitivity analysis, cluster analysis) are available for processing and evaluating data. It is also possible to generate mathematical surrogate models and use DoE functionalities to derive evaluations and predictions from available data.
Function-Oriented Tolerance Analysis (TSR)
The TSR module is used for examining the impact of tolerance on operation of components. Besides analyzing sensitivity, methods are also available for statistical and worst-case tolerance analysis. As with optimization, IAV Engine or any other tool can be integrated into the computation process.
Post-process (JPPX) and digitizing diagrams and maps (IDEx)
The general post-process (JPPX) makes it possible to visualize test and computed data using a large number of different diagram types and displays (e.g. 2-D/3-D, Cartesian, polar, bar, pie, contours). The digitizing module (IDEx) is a tool that takes the effort out of digitizing diagrams and maps, providing them as data for further applications.