The Collaboration Across Business Boundaries (COLIBRI) project, funded by ATI, is a consortium of 11 partners, led by Rolls-Royce. The project addresses two significant challenges in order to uphold the UK’s global competitiveness: reducing product development costs and shortening time-to-market.

With a budget of £18 million, this three-year project capitalises on the expertise of each partner company to improve engineering design processes through the utilisation of advanced automation techniques and machine learning methodologies. The project has an expectation of enhancing model based engineering and developing novel design capabilities for product architectures.

CFMS is using digital engineering processes to develop novel automation tools that streamline the deployment and usage of simulation codes reducing the time between release and utilisation. This allows for designers to easily harness cutting-edge simulation codes without requiring deep knowledge of their inner workings.

Additionally, this effort ensures traceability for simulations, a key requirement for safety-critical industries like aerospace. These automation tools will also be applied to artificial intelligent (AI) models, providing simpler deployment and tracking of the data used to create them. Such techniques are a fundamental part of the digital thread in engineering products, simplifying their implementation and expanding the range of tools available to designers. Therefore, leading to a reduction in product development time and allowing engineers to identify innovative solutions to design challenges.

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