The use of simulation-based process modeling tools with the intent of reducing iterative physical component testing and process development costs when designing new components was investigated. Several processing and testing phases were simulated to generate physical properties and geometries which could then be compared against how physical components put through the same processes reacted. These comparisons were repeated over several trials to validate their results. A good correlation between simulation and physical component response was found, and that iterative simulations could reliably be used in place of iterative physical component testing.

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