Simulation saves the day

May 10, 2018, 04:46 PM

The workload at Kansas City National Security Campus, along with the entire nuclear security enterprise, is dramatically increasing as we work to modernize and refurbish the nation’s nuclear deterrent through the Life Extension Programs. Considering the importance of keeping the stockpile safe, secure and reliable, there is little room for schedule delays or rework.

 When a recent assembly was at risk for on-time delivery because of dimensional differences with a supplier, the Advanced Engineering Simulation and Analysis team stepped in with the critical simulation data to resolve the issue.

The team determined what type of simulations could be completed quickly to provide the assurance that the deviations would not have a negative impact on function. Through careful and strategic use of simulation, we were able to maintain schedule and cost as well as improve overall 


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