Generative Engineering for Assisting early System Design


The early stages of system design are usually associated with the complex challenge of identifying and choosing a valid product solution/design that will fulfil all new product requirements and optimize its performance, cost, and other aspects. Typically, there are many more architecture options than what common design methods can accommodate, and designer’s experience and/or heuristics are used to select a subset of (typically non-optimal) solutions that are considered relevant.

Generative engineering is an approach which exploits computational and AI techniques to create and assess a potentially very high number of conceptual variants during the early system design. By using specific models which allow for embedding engineering knowledge and constraints, engineers can express which components an architecture can embed, how these components can interface, and which evaluation models can be used to assess functional and non-functional requirements of a potential solution.

Earlier in 2021, Siemens Industry Software released their new tool for generative engineering under the name “Simcenter Studio”. This presentation will detail some of the essentials of generative engineering with the tool and show how it can integrate with different solutions for behavioral simulation for quantifying product performance. The presentation will also highlight a number of exemplary approaches in the automotive, aerospace, and other sectors.

What attendees can expect:

  • Get insight in new computationally driven techniques for creative product design.
  • Experience how thousands and even millions of architecture variants can now be assessed before concrete product decisions can be made.
  • See how generative engineering is relevant in multiple application domains and for evaluating many different product aspects (including performance, safety, and others).
  • Get a preview on next steps for generative engineering and how this technology can further automate product design.


Dr. Jonathan Menu is a research engineering manager at Siemens Industry Software (Belgium). He has a bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master's degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics from University of Leuven (Belgium). After a research stay at Observatoire de Paris (France), he worked on a PhD thesis at University of Leuven and the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Heidelberg (Germany). After graduating in 2015, Jonathan made a career switch to industrial research. He started as a research engineer at Siemens Industry Software, with a focus on solving engineering design challenges in the aerospace domain and the corresponding prototype tool development. In 2020, he became head of the research & technology development team in the newly established Simcenter Studio group. In his current role, he coordinates the research activities related to MBSE, AI, formal methods, and autonomous vehicles in the Simcenter Studio context.


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Datum Mittwoch 17.11.2021 - 17:00
Ende Mittwoch 17.11.2021 - 18:00
Anmeldeschluss Mittwoch 17.11.2021 - 17:00
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