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Monday, 2017-12-11

LOTAR EAS: Planning & Accomplishments


Figure 3 illustrates the timeline for Phase 1 development efforts.

Figure 3: LOTAR EAS WG initial planning (click to enlarge)


  • 2017
    • Successfully completed Pilot Study #1
    • Developed the AP209 ed2 Linear Statics Structural FEA Handbook based on the test models used in the pilot
    • Defined validation properties for AP209 ed2 file exchange
    • Updated the STEP File Analyzer to Support AP209 ed2 and implemented a Visualizer of the FEA mesh (NIST)
    • Presented LOTAR EAS Status at NAFEMS World Congress
    • Launched the CAE-IF
  • 2016
    • Updated AP209 Recommended Practices document consistent with AP209 ed2 IS
    • Signed MoU with NAFEMS to approach CAE vendors with joint communication for development of AP209 ed2 translators
    • Developed detailed planning for execution of initial AP209 ed2 Pilots (Q3 2016)
    • Presented LOTAR EAS activities and pilots to CAE vendors and service providers
    • Presented LOTAR EAS activities at various NAFEMS local events
    • Defined training materials for AP209 ed2 for various audiences
    • Outlined the  structure of Part 600 “Fundamentals and Concepts for LOTAR of EAS information" 

  • 2015
    • Engaged NAFEMS Simulation Data Management Working Group for collaboration
    • Submitted first LOTAR webpage for EAS WG
    • Selected test model for LOTAR use cases in initial phases
    • Outlined business requirements for use case
    • Reviewed existing test case models developed for AP209 ed1
    • Defined milestones through 2015
    • Established plan for engaging CAE vendors in supporting EAS
    • Identified other like-minded CAE forums to engage
    • Integrated potential new resources from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    • Contracted Keith Hunten to update AP209 ed2 Recommended practices and knowledge transfer
    • Developed the baseline model for LOTAR test model in Phase 1

Figure 4: LOTAR EAS Ultra-Light Glider Test Model

  • 2014
    • Engineering Analysis & Simulation Working Group initiated in April 2014 and officially created in December 2014
    • Identified and prioritized engineering analysis & simulation disciplines and domains
    • Developed and proposed structure for Parts 6XX family
    • Created first draft of business requirements, use cases and working plan related to Phase 1