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Werbos is specialized (but of course not limited) on marketing and event organization in the area of Computer-aided engineering (CAE).
CAE is the broad usage of computer software in engineering. It includes computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided analysis (CAA), computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), material requirements planning (MRP), and computer-aided planning (CAP).
Software tools that have been developed to support these activities are considered CAE tools. CAE tools are being used, for example, to analyze the robustness and performance of components and assemblies. The term encompasses simulation, validation, and optimization of products and manufacturing tools. CAE systems are major providers of information to help support design teams in decision making.
In regard to information networks, CAE systems are individually considered a single node on a total information network and each node may interact with other nodes on the network.
CAE systems can provide support to businesses. This is achieved by the use of reference architectures and their ability to place information views on the business process. Reference architecture is the basis from which information model, especially product and manufacturing models.
The term CAE has also been used by some in the past to describe the use of computer technology within engineering in a broader sense than just engineering analysis. It was in this context that the term was coined by Dr. Jason Lemon, founder of SDRC in the late 70's. This definition is however better known today by the terms CAx and PLM.
CAE areas covered include:
- Stress analysis on components and assemblies using FEA (Finite Element Analysis)
- Thermal and fluid flow analysis Computational fluid dynamics (CFD);
- Analysis tools for process simulation for operations such as casting, molding, and die press forming
- Optimization of the product or process
In general, there are three phases in any computer-aided engineering task: