Blurring the boundaries of modelling and simulation

Why Simantics?

Simulation offers proven advantages as a tool for modern decision making. In industry, simulation is widely used in virtual prototyping, simulation-aided design and testing as well as in training and R&D. However, obstacles to wider utilization of modelling and simulation still remain.

Current modelling and simulation (M&S) tools exist as separate systems and are not integrated with other information management networks. They do not integrate well enough with commonly used software systems, such as CAD, PLM/ PDM, ERP, or with control systems. Co-use of the simulation tools themselves is poor, and the modelling process as a whole is often considered too laborious.

What is this Simantics

Simantics is a software platform for modelling and simulation. The system has client-server architecture with a semantic ontology-based modelling database and Eclipse framework -based client software with plug-in interface. The Simantics platform and many of its components are open source under Eclipse Public License EPL.

What is our aproach

The aproach of the Simantics platform is to offer an open, high level application platform on which different computational tools can be easily integrated to form a common environment for modelling and simulation. The platform includes several modelling tools, so-called editors, for e.g. 2D graph-like hierarchical model composition and semantic graph browsing.

What are the innovations behind this

One of the biggest innovations in the Simantics platform is the semantic modelling approach itself and high-level ontology tools. The data triple engine on the server side enables high performance data management and arbitrary mapping of data. This enables e.g. efficient mapping of simulation and measurement data to the model configuration and its visualisation.

The Simantics Development and maintenance process is built solid and scalable from the very beginning. The objective is to aim far to the future what comes to requirements for scalability, usability and reliability.

The simulation-based approach in engineering, research, and science needs solid infrastructure – Simantics!

See Simantics in action

Simantics Development Activity

Our partners

  • Aalto-yliopisto
  • GE & Alstom Energy
  • Fortum Power and Heat Ltd
  • Amec Foster Wheeler
  • Intergraph Finland Oy
  • Pöyry Oyj
  • Semantum Oy
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Valmet
  • Fennovoima
  • Siemens
  • ProAgria