This study was carried out objectively to study features of simulation software used by automobile manufacturers in North India. This study provides a list of more than 207 evaluation criteria. These criteria were derived mainly from practical experience of automobile industry users, from simulation software developers and some of them were identified during analysis of the literature. A criterion was marked down to make comparative evaluation of these simulation software. The study verifies empirically the state of simulation tools used currently in Indian Automobile Industry in comparison to the developed framework on the basis of various statistical/ data mining methods. An open source software Smart Sim Selector was developed that helps users in customized selection of simulation software based on their specific requirements.Finally some guidelines have been suggested in the form of 6-Steps for simulation software selection process.
Dr Ashu Gupta, Dr Kawaljeet Singh, Dr Rajesh Verma