Finite element analyses allow to reduce the number of costly hardware prototypes significantly. This saves time and costs. Simulations can offer additional advantages since they provide a look inside the product and learn about details which cannot be observed by means of hardware tests.
Dr. Rudy Cloots, Simulation Engineer at Code Product Solutions
Finally, the numerical methods are applied on a computer to determine the solution to boundary value problems. Those are derived by defining the boundary conditions and external loads of a physical problem.