Laboratory of ideas

Pedro Cobas Herrero, Head of the Development Team EcosimPro/PROOSIS

The EcosimPro/PROOSIS team has been a beehive of activity for the last few months creating new tools and simulation applications to meet our users’ requests. For this purpose we have created Ecolabs, an idea laboratory that both outside users and our own team members can use to come up with innovations for every new version of our products.

Every idea that comes out of this lab is analyzed, prioritized and assessed for its impact and its development effort. If it is finally chosen, it is then scheduled for implementation in upcoming versions. Moreover, we back this all up by holding user workshops covering different areas of applications, which gives us ideas on the enhancements and new functions they need.

This year, we have attended to the space propulsion conference in Cologne and the ASME aerospace propulsion conference in Dusseldorf, where we presented the latest versions of our products.

This newsletter features EcosimPro applications in a wide range of areas, such as multiphase flow modeling using ESPSS, modeling desalination plants, advanced modeling of cryogenic systems for ITER, simulation of thermo-solar plants and thermal desalinization in collaboration with CIEMAT/Planta Solar de Almería, new improvements of space propulsion libraries (ESPSS) and of aeronautic gas turbines (TURBO).

In terms of new enhancements to the tools, we present a new product to export models to Hardware in the Loop (HIL) architectures using Matlab/Simulink, and the new 64 bit versions that will be released in late 2014.

The simulation area is a fascinating discipline that is become more and more popular among technical personnel at companies. This shows us how important it is for us to continue our work of ongoing improvement and of offering solutions that match what our users expect.