Dynamic simulation has become established as a standard method in the automotive industry throughout the entire product creation process, from pre-development to validation. With the help of simulation, experiments on real systems can be replaced by experiments on a model. However, since a model always represents a limited copy of reality, results from simulation experiments always require interpretation. This interpretation also includes an assessment of whether the results and statements obtained can be transferred to the real system. This task is performed by highly qualified and experienced simulation engineers who must have a profound understanding of the process and the model. Simulation engineers are also required to meet the following requirements, which will be addressed in this project: 

  • Model exchange
  • collaborative engineering
  • Development work in the early phase
  • Protection of functions and components
  • Time/cost pressure


The results of this work on the validation of simulation results should help to reduce the cognitive demands on simulation engineers. This is achieved by directly linking the knowledge available via simulation models to these models. In this way, the exchange of knowledge should be integrated into the exchange of models and no longer run parallel to it in an unstructured way and dependent on the actors. With this integrated model knowledge the simulation engineer shall be supported in the execution of the simulation task and the interpretation of the results obtained.