What Every Engineer Should Know About Modeling and Simulation

Raymond J. Madachy, Daniel Houston

August 25, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 152 Pages - 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498753098 - CAT# K27333
Series: What Every Engineer Should Know

USD$59.95

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Features

  • Provides extensive guidance for carrying out an M&S project successfully, including detailed checklists
  • Discusses how to represent uncertainty models and covers best practices for simulation input and output analyses
  • Details a real-world case study that encapsulates all major concepts covered in the book
  • Includes appendices devoted to simulation tool descriptions and simulation program examples provided, with all source code examples also available on the Internet

Summary

This practical book presents fundamental concepts and issues in computer modeling and simulation (M&S) in a simple and practical way for engineers, scientists, and managers who wish to apply simulation successfully to their real-world problems. It offers a concise approach to the coverage of generic (tool-independent) M&S concepts and enables engineering practitioners to easily learn, evaluate, and apply various available simulation concepts. Worked out examples are included to illustrate the concepts and an example modeling application is continued throughout the chapters to demonstrate the techniques. The book discusses modeling purposes, scoping a model, levels of modeling abstraction, the benefits and cost of including randomness, types of simulation, and statistical techniques. It also includes a chapter on modeling and simulation projects and how to conduct them for customer and engineer benefit and covers the stages of a modeling and simulation study, including process and system investigation, data collection, modeling scoping and production, model verification and validation, experimentation, and analysis of results.