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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.

  • Reliability-based performance analysis of mining...
    by Omer Faruk Ugurlu on June 3, 2020 at 10:49 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>In recent years, commodity prices have swiftly decreased, narrowing the profit margin for many mining operations and forcing them to find effective cost management strategies to respond to low prices. Given that equipment is one of the most significant assets of a mining company, efficient equipment utilization has strong potential to reduce costs. This paper focuses on the relationship between the number of available drilling machines based on reliability […]

  • Using simulation in the assessment of voting...
    by Marc Jiménez-Rolland on June 3, 2020 at 10:48 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>In this paper, we argue that computer simulations can provide valuable insights into the performance of voting methods on different collective decision problems. This could improve institutional design, even when there is no general theoretical result to support the optimality of a voting method. To support our claim, we first describe a decision problem that has not received much theoretical attention in the literature. We outline different voting methods […]

  • Coordinating of multi-echelon supply chains...
    by Ahmed Shaban on June 2, 2020 at 10:13 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>Numerous studies have confirmed the negative impact of the lack of coordination on supply chain performance. In particular, the lack of coordination leads to the bullwhip effect, which has severe impacts on supply chain stability. This paper evaluates a proposed coordination mechanism that allows a decentralized information sharing in multi-echelon supply chains. The proposed mechanism “Info-Smooth” utilizes the ordering rule of the generalized (R, S) […]

  • Heterogeneous co-simulation for embedded and...
    by Seyed-Hosein Attarzadeh-Niaki on June 1, 2020 at 10:15 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>The growing complexity of embedded and cyber-physical systems makes the design of all system components from scratch increasingly impractical. Consequently, already from early stages of a design flow, designers rely on prior experience, which comes in the form of legacy code or third-party intellectual property (IP) blocks. Current approaches partly address the co-simulation problem for specific scenarios in an ad hoc style. This work suggests a general […]

  • Data-driven technique for analyzing the injector...
    by Ali Shabani on May 30, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>Waterflooding is considered as one of the most common methods for improving the ultimate recovery of oil reservoirs. The efficiency of a waterflooding operation strongly depends on the determination and quantification of the relative connections between the injection and production wells. Injection and production rates are the most accessible data and they can provide useful information about the interwell connections. Recently, several data-driven […]



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