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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.

  • An evidence theory-based validation method for...
    by Wei Li on July 23, 2021 at 5:33 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>Researchers usually rely on simulations to predict the response of complex systems, we recognize that the models that underlie these simulations are never perfect. Model validation is a crucial ingredient in simulation credibility assessment. Multivariate responses under uncertainty often exist in complex simulation model, and the corresponding validation problem is not be solved effectively based on the existing validation methods. Hence, this paper […]

  • A modified version of MATLAB application window...
    by B Girinath on July 19, 2021 at 6:16 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>The present study deals with the extended version of our previous research work. In this article, for predicting the entire weld bead geometry and engineering stress–strain curve of the cold metal transfer (CMT) weldment, a MATLAB based application window (second version) is developed with certain modifications. In the first version, for predicting the entire weld bead geometry, apart from weld bead characteristics, x and y coordinates (24 from each) of […]

  • Simulation modeling and analysis of primary...
    by Mohd Shoaib on July 19, 2021 at 6:15 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>We present discrete-event simulation models of the operations of primary health centers (PHCs) in the Indian context. Our PHC simulation models incorporate four types of patients seeking medical care: outpatients, inpatients, childbirth cases, and patients seeking antenatal care. A generic modeling approach was adopted to develop simulation models of PHC operations. This involved developing an archetype PHC simulation, which was then adapted to represent […]

  • Experiment, model, and simulation of the...
    by Chuan-Zhi Xie on July 14, 2021 at 7:22 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>In China, training schools are ubiquitous, where heterogeneous pedestrian flow (which consists of adults and children) widely occurs during the after-class period. In this paper, we develop a fine grid cellular CA model to describe the pedestrian behaviors (e.g., pick-up behavior, searching behavior, matching behavior, waiting behavior, leading behavior, and following behavior) at a training school during the after-class period and explore the effects of […]

  • A simulation and analytic hierarchy process based...
    by Asli Sencer on July 7, 2021 at 5:27 am

    SIMULATION, Ahead of Print. <br/>Warehouse design is critical in the air cargo industry, where service standards are high and competition is fierce. The designers of air cargo warehouses consider various criteria like costs, system failure risks, customer perception, and marketing power to evaluate alternative designs. The issue of designing an air cargo warehouse is generally considered by design and consulting companies, which have broad experience in operational design are lacking in […]



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