Parametric Modeling

> CAEBM in general uses Parametric Models, which have a number of Parameters as interface to the outside world, and an internal Know-How Base (KHB), representing the relationships between the outside parameters.

> As we use them, a Parameter is defined by its Name and an array or sequence of Values, which can have a dimension, and can be numeric or nonnumeric, ie defined by terms. That is, given problems can be described by arbitrary mixed Numeric AND \ OR Nonnumeric parameter sets (MPSs), which opens the opportunity to model also highly complex, interdisciplinary problems with ease.

> The Know-how Base (KHB), representing all relevant relationships between the parameters of a given problem, employes a multi-dimensional, associative modeling technique, which opens the opportunity to define an arbitrary subset of the MPS as input or output parameters, respectively, or to "invert" a given model with ease.