Discrete-Event Modeling and Simulation: A Practitioner's Approach

Gabriel A. Wainer

April 30, 2009 by CRC Press
Reference - 520 Pages - 560 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420053364 - CAT# 53361
Series: Computational Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Dynamic Systems


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  • Demonstrates how to build simulation software
  • Provides open sources software for practice with hundreds of examples available online
  • Discusses the visualization of simulation models
  • Details the design and implementation of discrete-event simulators
  • Summary

    Complex artificial dynamic systems require advanced modeling techniques that can accommodate their asynchronous, concurrent, and highly non-linear nature. Discrete Event systems Specification (DEVS) provides a formal framework for hierarchical construction of discrete-event models in a modular manner, allowing for model re-use and reduced development time.

    Discrete Event Modeling and Simulation presents a practical approach focused on the creation of discrete-event applications. The book introduces the CD++ tool, an open-source framework that enables the simulation of discrete-event models. After setting up the basic theory of DEVS and Cell-DEVS, the author focuses on how to use the CD++ tool to define a variety of models in biology, physics, chemistry, and artificial systems. They also demonstrate how to map different modeling techniques, such as Finite State Machines and VHDL, to DEVS. The in-depth coverage elaborates on the creation of simulation software for DEVS models and the 3D visualization environments associated with these tools.

    A much-needed practical approach to creating discrete-event applications, this book offers world-class instruction on the field’s most useful modeling tools.