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Tom Hanks digital puppet can act almost as well as Tom Hanks (Lance Ulanoff, Mashable
What Makes Tom Hanks Look Like Tom Hanks (Research Report, University of Washington)



These are organized by form and function.

Communications Computation Storage Authoring Simulation
Analog Mail Device Paper Typewriter Automaton
Electronic Network Calculator Tape Recorder Elektro
Digital Internet Computer
Hardware Modem Microprocessor Memory Peripheral Robot, XR
Software Service (Web) Program (OS) Database Application AI, World

These are types of media formats.

Multimedia (Video, Animation), Image (Object), Scent, Flavor, Audio (Text), Haptic, “Other


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Modeling & Simulation Resources (University of Baltimore)


simulation : the imitative representation of the functioning of one system or process by means of the functioning of another — Webster

FOLDOC: Free Online Dictionary of Computing, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


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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WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library




OER Commons: Open Educational Resources


Society for Modeling and Simulation International


Simulation, AZO Materials







OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


Song Lyrics




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.

  • Ship-course modeling and control using the...
    by Javier Fernandez de Canete on December 15, 2020 at 11:52 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>Simulation is an important tool for evaluating the design of a ship-course control system. The object-oriented modeling supports the physical modeling of a multi-domain dynamical system by using a hierarchical acausal structure, as compared to block diagrams or differential equation-based causal structures. In this paper we describe the use of the SIMSCAPE simulation environment for the physical modeling-based design of the course control system of a ship. […]

  • Nested active learning for efficient model...
    by Chase Cockrell on December 14, 2020 at 10:02 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>There is increasing interest in the use of mechanism-based multi-scale computational models (such as agent-based models (ABMs)) to generate simulated clinical populations in order to discover and evaluate potential diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. The description of the environment in which a biomedical simulation operates (model context) and parameterization of internal model rules (model content) requires the optimization of a large number of free […]

  • Three-dimensional finite element analysis...
    by Tigran A Muradyan on December 10, 2020 at 1:11 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>Connecting implants with teeth is sometimes considered for the support of prostheses in partial edentulism, especially in periodontally compromised and surgical treated patients. The aim of this study is the presentation of a model of tooth–implant nonrigid fixation in comparison with implant–implant and implant–tooth rigid fixation by three-dimensional (3D) finite element analysis.As a model, a situation with a mandibular second premolar and two […]

  • Modeling and simulation of autonomous quadrotor...
    by Christian Micklisch on December 8, 2020 at 10:01 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>Simulators are valuable tools to evaluate autonomous systems and methods of their control in a cost-effective and safe fashion. There are several implementations of simulators for autonomous systems in the literature. However, they provide limited capabilities in terms of the simulation of specific autonomous methods, for example control, flight, or sensor dynamics. In this paper, we present our design of a simulator for an environment that handles […]

  • Introduction to special issue on advances in...
    by Bin Yuan on November 25, 2020 at 8:54 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>

Modeling and Simulation | News Feed The Latest Modeling and Simulation News and Research

  • New Machine Learning Model Helps Precisely...
    on December 18, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    In several industries, from energy production to aerospace, superhard materials are highly sought after. However,  finding appropriate new materials has so far mostly been a matter of trial and...

  • Ulbrich Unveils New High-Tech Rolling Mill
    on December 2, 2020 at 8:37 am

    Ulbrich is pleased to announce the unveiling of one of the world’s most advanced 20 High Rolling Mill at our Wallingford, CT location, where we cold-roll precision strip and foil for...

  • New Electrolysis System Could Extract Oxygen,...
    on December 1, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    With regard to water and Mars, it is a mixture of good news and not-so-good news. The good news is that there is water on Mars and the not-so-good news is that it is salty. This illustration shows...

  • Multiphysics Model Reveals the Impact of...
    on November 20, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Hydrogen can be produced with renewable energies in a climate neutral way and could make a major contribution to the energy system of the future. One of the options is to use sunlight for electrolytic...

  • ThermHex Launches New Honeycomb Core for “Class...
    on November 12, 2020 at 9:38 am

    ThermHex Waben, producer of honeycomb cores for economic sandwich panels and parts, is launching a new core. The latest product has a height of 20 mm and cell size of 5 mm. This replaces a larger cell...