Using the NASA Student Launch competition as a case study, engineers at MetaMorph built an OpenMETA model for designing high-powered rockets, and simulated these models using OpenRocket, a popular open source rocket simulation software.
From this model, 972 rocket designs were originally considered. Over several iterations of analysis, this large design space was narrowed down to a single final rocket design that fulfills all of the requirements of the NASA Student Launch Competition.
This case study demonstrates the strengths of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) in complex design fields. The MBSE approach allows an engineer to develop a small number of models, and continuously simulate different variations until a desirable solution is found.