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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.

  • 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/>



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