Computer Simulation Analysis of Biological and Agricultural Systems focuses on the integration of mathematical models and the dynamic simulation essential to system analysis, design, and synthesis. The book emphasizes the quantitative dynamic relationships between elements and system responses. Problems of various degrees of difficulty and complexity are discussed to illustrate methods of computer-aided design and analysis that can bridge the gap between theories and applications. These problems cover a wide variety of subjects in the biological and agricultural fields. Specific guidelines and practical methods for defining requirements, developing specifications, and integrating system modeling early in simulation development are included as well.
Computer Simulation Analysis of Biological and Agricultural Systems is an excellent text and self-guide for agricultural engineers, agronomists, foresters, horticulturists, soil scientists, mechanical engineers, and computer simulators.
Table of Contents
Systems, Scientific Principles, and Computers: Introduction and Overview. Systems, Elements, and Units. Mathematical Modeling Fundamentals. Idealization and Simplification. First and Second Order Systems. Systems Analogies and Equations, Mathematical Methods. Computer Methods and Programming Languages. Control Systems. Transient and Frequency Analyses. Simulation Techniques and Methodologies: Computer Simulation Analysis. Machinery Systems. Machine Systems. Machine-Soil Systems. Human-Body Systems. Biological Servosystems. Man-Machine Systems. Operational Systems. Simulation Techniques and Applications: Soil-Water-Environmental Systems. Plant Systems. Soil-Plant-Environment Systems. Greenhouse-Structure-Environment Systems. Drying/Curing-Structure-Environment Systems. Structure-Environment-Biological Systems. Machine-Ecological Systems. Biophysical Controls Systems. Index.