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Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time. The act of simulating something first requires that a model be developed; this model represents the key characteristics or behaviors of the selected physical or abstract system or process. The model represents the system itself, whereas the simulation represents the operation of the system over time. Simulation is used in many contexts, such as simulation of technology for performance optimization, safety engineering, testing, training, education, and video games. Training simulators include flight simulators for training aircraft pilots to provide them with a lifelike experience. Simulation is also used with scientific modelling of natural systems or human systems to gain insight into their functioning. Simulation can be used to show the eventual real effects of alternative conditions and courses of action. Simulation is also used when the real system cannot be engaged, because it may not be accessible, or it may be dangerous or unacceptable to engage, or it is being designed but not yet built, or it may simply not exist. Key issues in simulation include acquisition of valid source information about the relevant selection of key characteristics and behaviours, the use of simplifying approximations and assumptions within the simulation, and fidelity and validity of the simulation outcomes. — Wikipedia

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SAGE Publications Ltd STM: SIMULATION: Table of Contents Table of Contents for SIMULATION. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

  • Efficient container stacking approach to improve...
    by Wang Li on January 1, 2020 at 8:00 am

    SIMULATION, Volume 96, Issue 1, Page 3-15, January 2020. <br/>An efficient container stacking approach is vital to the handling efficiency of container transshipment terminals. In this paper, by considering container allocation preferences and operation distance, the container stacking problem in rail–truck transshipment terminals has been formulated as a multi-objective optimization model to minimize container overlapping amounts and crane moving distance. A simulation-based algorithm […]

  • Resolving water allocation conflicts using WEAP...
    by Milad Mehrparvar on January 1, 2020 at 8:00 am

    SIMULATION, Volume 96, Issue 1, Page 17-30, January 2020. <br/>Disparity in water supply and demand often leads to conflicts among users over water resources in basins. Game theory is a new tool recently employed for resolving such conflicts. The present study uses non-cooperative games to resolve the conflicts in the Zayandehroud basin. The games are simulated between two stakeholders by the graph model conflict resolution (GMCR) method as one of the non-cooperative methods. The […]

  • Effects of convergent–divergent vortex finders...
    by Vikash Kumar on January 1, 2020 at 8:00 am

    SIMULATION, Volume 96, Issue 1, Page 31-42, January 2020. <br/>This study investigates the effect of convergent–divergent vortex finders on the performance of cyclone separators, which is measured in terms of pressure drop and collection efficiency. Six cyclone models (two with uniform diameter and four with convergent–divergent vortex finders) were numerically simulated. The numerical simulations have been carried out using the commercial computational fluid dynamics code (CFD) […]

  • Inertia-free nonlinear attitude tracking with...
    by Mohammadreza Alipour on January 1, 2020 at 8:00 am

    SIMULATION, Volume 96, Issue 1, Page 43-54, January 2020. <br/>The main objective of this paper is to develop and simulate a nonlinear attitude tracking control algorithm. In this research, the designed controller is supposed to track the desired time varying attitude of a satellite in the presence of inertia uncertainties and external disturbances. Another restriction for this novel controller is that it should be implementable and more applicable for implementation in a real-time […]

  • A modeling framework for the application of...
    by Konstantinos Mykoniatis on January 1, 2020 at 8:00 am

    SIMULATION, Volume 96, Issue 1, Page 55-73, January 2020. Decisions about modeling and simulation (M&S) of real-world systems need to be evaluated prior to implementation. Discrete Event, System Dynamics, and Agent Based are three different modeling and simulation approaches widely applied to enhance decision-making of M&S of these systems. Combining and/or integrating these methods can provide solutions to a plethora of systems’ problems. However, current solutions and frameworks […]



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