One of the most effective ways to reduce risk and cost of developing and operating complex equipment and machinery systems is to apply computer modelling to simulate the systems integration, predict and analyze performance, and optimize control strategies all prior to building a single piece of hardware. Simulating the entire system allows visibility into the complex interaction between individual components and allows a holistic approach to predicting performance and tuning control parameters to provide optimal system performance.
The model is subjected to comprehensive tests that exercise system performance in real world scenarios thereby identifying issues early in the design cycle and preventing expensive hardware and software rework. Furthermore after the system has been fielded, the model developed during the design phase can be further leveraged as a risk mitigation tool throughout the lifecycle of the system enabling more efficient in-service troubleshooting.
Gastops modeling and simulation experience also includes software Model-Based Design applied to the development of embedded code for software/hardware implementations. With this approach, software algorithms are modeled in relation to the physical and environmental aspects of a system to simulate system behavior throughout the entire development cycle allowing for rapid testing and validation of the algorithms and software independent of hardware availability. Once the design is complete, the software model can automatically generate the production code to increase productivity and improve quality.