What is Time-to-Solution

Time-to-Solution is defined as the total “wall clock” time an engineer experiences from the set-up of a simulation through the completion of analysis of the visualized results. In combustion CFD, for example, there can be significant amounts of time associated with setting up the geometry, mesh, models and parameter studies for the simulation. There is the actual computer runtime associated with the simulation. And, there is time spent preparing and reviewing the simulation results, often using a third party visualization package. Lastly, there may be time spent comparing the simulation results to experimental data. If the initial simulation results are not accurate, time must be spent analyzing the differences from those expected, calibrating or tuning model parameters and then re-running the simulation. Substantial amounts of time can be spent in this run-review-tune-run loop. 

Reaction Design software is designed with an overall goal of reducing Time-to-Solution. Our products address traditional bottlenecks in the simulation process by (1) offering easy-to-understand wizard-like graphical user interfaces, (2) incorporating industry leading mathematical solver technologies that enable the use of the appropriate level of model detail in chemistry and physics to ensure accuracy, minimize the need for calibration and preserve the needed Time-to-Solution performance, and (3) tightly integrating the setup, solve and analyze steps of the simulation process. 

FORTÉ delivers dramatic reductions in Time-to-Solution over conventional CFD approaches