Predict response values for new designs, accelerate complex simulations and capture knowledge from vast amounts of data with automatic and adaptive technique choosing.
Predictive Modeling is an engineering approach that helps engineers answer the following questions:
Predictive Modeling is based on building, managing and evaluating predictive models that are also often called approximation models, response surface models (RSM), reduced oreder models (ROM), surrogate models, metamodels etc.
Predictive models are used for predicting function’s response values or behavior of the product designs without running new simulations and full-scale experiments. At the basis, a predictive model is a complex polynomial that describes model’s response surface or, in other words, a substitution (“black box”) of existing data or simulation.
Provide input parameters
Evaluate predictive model
Predict output parameters
Predictive models allow capturing essential knowledge from vast amounts of data in a convenient format, safely exchange models between partners preserving IP rights and accelerate the computation of complex simulation models by many orders of magnitude, for example, for fast parametric and optimization studies.
pSeven includes a set of tools for building and managing predictive models that can work both with data gathered from pSeven workflows and data sets imported from CSV or Excel files. Models can be evaluated to get predictions or integrated into a workflow.
pSeven is a «Swiss Army Knife» for building and managing predictive models:
pSeven provides a variety of industry-proven techniques for building predictive models from any type of data:
Data Fusion is a highly powerful tool in pSeven that contributes to predictive modeling techniques and handles datasets of variable fidelities. As an input for building predictive models, it uses high- and low-fidelity data sets. It is supposed that these data sets are generated using high-fidelity and low-fidelity sources or models respectively, for example, experimental and simulation data. With Data Fusion, the number of expensive experiments and simulations can be reduced due to more accurate predictions made with such models.
Provide low-fidelity data
Provide high-fidelity data
Build mixed predictive model
Predict outputs for new designs
Data Fusion allows users to meet their specific requirements for a predictive model using a wide range of powerful techniques:
Automatic selection of techniques based on provided data and user requirements is also available.
Complex geometries are described by a large number of parameters, and it is often desirable to reduce their dimensionality for easier parameterization, optimization or visualization. For example, if the geometry is represented as a set of multi-dimensional points, pSeven can approximate it with a smooth hypersurface and produce compression and decompression procedures which allow to:
The number of parameters required to describe the geometry with the smallest error in pSeven is estimated automatically and may be manually changed.
Provide input parameters for a set of profiles
Run Dimension Reduction
Reconstruct profiles with less input parameters
The more complicated the products become, the less modeling of single physics or a separate part helps to ensure overall product reliability and deliver customer the best product characteristics on the market. Simulation and optimization of the system behavior as a whole become more critical than ever.
Connecting every simulation to a systems modeling software may be the way to go, but when the computation of a single model takes several hours, often there is no time left for system optimization, and thus the best characteristics may not be found at all.
Evaluate model responses
Build predictive model
Export to external file
Import to external software, e.g. for system modeling
Fast and robust predictive models can answer this need and drastically speed up system simulation. Models created in pSeven from simulation, analytical and experimental data can be exported for use in external software products, for example, in system modeling software. pSeven supports export of predictive models in following formats: