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Computer modelling & simulation

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Modelling and Simulation Exploring Dynamic System Behaviour

Modelling and Simulation Exploring Dynamic System Behaviour

Author: Louis G. Birta, Gilbert Arbez Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/11/2019

This hands-on textbook/reference presents an introduction to the fundamental aspects of modelling and simulation, both for those wishing to learn about this methodology and also for those who have a need to apply it in their work. The text is supported by illustrative examples, drawn from projects formulated within the domains of discrete-event dynamic systems (DEDS) and continuous-time dynamic systems (CTDS). This updated new edition has been enhanced with new illustrative case studies, and additional examples demonstrating some new features and the effectiveness of the ABCmod conceptual modelling framework. Changes that facilitate the development of simulation models with ABSmod/J are illustrated. New material includes a presentation of the experimentation strategy called design of experiments and three new chapters that explore the optimization-simulation interface. Topics and features: presents a goal-based and project-oriented perspective of modelling and simulation; describes the ABCmod framework, an activity-based conceptual modelling framework for DEDS; examines the simulation-optimization interface in both the CTDS and DEDS domains; provides numerous illustrative examples, case studies and useful algorithms, as well as exercises and projects at the end of most chapters; includes appendices on probability and statistics, the GPSS programming environment, and relevant MATLAB features; provides supplementary software and teaching support material at an associated website, including lecture slides and a methodology for organizing student projects. Serving as an essential guide to the foundations of modelling and simulation, this practical primer is ideal for senior undergraduate and junior graduate-level students. Also suitable for self-study, the book will be of great benefit to professionals seeking insight into the vast potential of this rapidly evolving problem-solving paradigm.

BIM for Design Firms Data Rich Architecture at Small and Medium Scales

BIM for Design Firms Data Rich Architecture at Small and Medium Scales

Author: Francois Levy, Jeffrey W. Ouellette Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2019

Paves the path for the adoption and effective implementation of BIM by design firms, emphasizing the design opportunities that this workflow affords This book expands on BIM (Building Information Modeling), showing its applicability to a range of design-oriented projects. It emphasizes the full impact that a data modeling tool has on design processes, systems, and the high level of collaboration required across the design team. It also explains the quantitative analysis opportunities that BIM affords for sustainable design and for balancing competing design agendas, while highlighting the benefits BIM offers to designing in 3D for construction. The book concludes with a deep look at the possible future of BIM and digitally-enhanced design. Through clear explanation of the processes involved and compelling case studies of design-oriented projects presented with full-color illustrations, BIM for Design Firms: Data Rich Architecture at Small and Medium Scales proves that the power of BIM is far more than an improved documentation and sharing environment. It offers chapters that discuss a broad range of digital design, including problems with BIM, how readers can leverage BIM workflows for complex projects, the way BIM is taught, and more. Helps architects in small and medium design studios realize the cost and efficiency benefits of using BIM Demonstrates how the use of BIM is as relevant and beneficial for a range of projects, from small buildings to large and complex commercial developments Highlights the quantitative analysis opportunities of data-rich BIM models across design disciplines for climate responsiveness, design exploration, visualization, documentation, and error detection Includes full-color case studies of small to medium projects, so that examples are applicable to a range of practice types Features projects by Arca Architects, ARX Protugal Arquitectos, Bearth & Deplazes, Durbach Block Jaggers, Flansburgh Architects, and LEVER Architecture BIM for Design Firms is an excellent book for architects in small and medium-sized studios (including design departments within large firms) as well as for architecture students.

Computing Possible Futures

Computing Possible Futures

Mathematical modelling and simulation is an increasingly powerful area of mathematics and computer science, which in recent years has been fuelled by the unprecedented access to larger than ever stores of data. These techniques have an increasing number of applications in the professional and political spheres, and people try to predict the results of certain courses of action as accurately as possible. Computing Possible Futures explores the use of models on everyday phenomena such as waiting in lines and driving a car, before expanding the model's complexity to look at how large-scale computational models can help imagine big scale < what-if> scenarios like the effect self-driving cars on the US economy. The successes and failures of complex real world problems are examined, and it is shown how few, if any, failures are due to model errors or computational difficulties. It is also shown how real life decision makers have addressed important problems and used their model-based understanding of possible futures to inform these decisions. Written in an entertaining and accessible way, Computing Possible Futures will help those concerned about the futurity of their decisions to understand what fundamentally needs to be done, why it needs to be done, and how to do it.

Introduction to Computational Modeling Using C and Open-Source Tools

Introduction to Computational Modeling Using C and Open-Source Tools

Author: Jose M. Garrido Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Introduction to Computational Modeling Using C and Open-Source Tools presents the fundamental principles of computational models from a computer science perspective. It explains how to implement these models using the C programming language. The software tools used in the book include the Gnu Scientific Library (GSL), which is a free software library of C functions, and the versatile, open-source GnuPlot for visualizing the data. All source files, shell scripts, and additional notes are located at ksuweb.kennesaw.edu/~jgarrido/comp_models. The book first presents an overview of problem solving and the introductory concepts, principles, and development of computational models before covering the programming principles of the C programming language. The author then applies programming principles and basic numerical techniques, such as polynomial evaluation, regression, and other numerical methods, to implement computational models. He also discusses more advanced concepts needed for modeling dynamical systems and explains how to generate numerical solutions. The book concludes with the modeling of linear optimization problems. Emphasizing analytical skill development and problem solving, this book helps you understand how to reason about and conceptualize the problems, generate mathematical formulations, and computationally visualize and solve the problems. It provides you with the foundation to understand more advanced scientific computing, including parallel computing using MPI, grid computing, and other techniques in high-performance computing.

Intersections in Simulation and Gaming: Disruption and Balance Third Australasian Simulation Congress, ASC 2019, Gold Coast, Australia, September 2-5, 2019, Proceedings

Intersections in Simulation and Gaming: Disruption and Balance Third Australasian Simulation Congress, ASC 2019, Gold Coast, Australia, September 2-5, 2019, Proceedings

Author: Anjum Naweed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2019

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Australasian Simulation Congress, ASC 2019, held in Gold Coast, Australia in September 2019. The 10 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 17 submissions. They provide a forum for sharing progresses in the areas of human dimensions; gaming experience; design and application; search and rescue; defence-oriented technology and training.

Cyber Physical Systems. Model-Based Design 8th International Workshop, CyPhy 2018, and 14th International Workshop, WESE 2018, Turin, Italy, October 4-5, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Cyber Physical Systems. Model-Based Design 8th International Workshop, CyPhy 2018, and 14th International Workshop, WESE 2018, Turin, Italy, October 4-5, 2018, Revised Selected Papers

Author: Roger Chamberlain Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2019

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Design, Modeling, and Evaluation of Cyber Physical Systems, CyPhy 2018 and 14th International Workshop on Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems Education, WESE 2018, held in conjunction with ESWeek 2018, in Torino, Italy, in October 2018.The 13 full papers presented together with 1 short paper in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 18 submissions. The conference presents a wide range of domains including Modeling, simulation, verification, design, cyber-physical systems, embedded systems, real-time systems, safety, and reliability.

Advances in Human Factors and Simulation Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors and Simulation, July 24-28, 2019, Washington D.C., USA

Advances in Human Factors and Simulation Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors and Simulation, July 24-28, 2019, Washington D.C., USA

Author: Daniel N. Cassenti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2019

This book focuses on modeling and simulation research that advances the current state-of-the-art regarding human factors in this area. It reports on cutting-edge simulators such as virtual and augmented reality, on multisensory environments, and on modeling and simulation methods used in various applications, including surgery, military operations, occupational safety, sports training, education, transportation and robotics. Based on the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors in Simulation and Modeling, held on July 24-28, 2019, in Washington D.C., USA, the book serves as a timely reference guide for researchers and practitioners developing new modeling and simulation tools for analyzing or improving human performance. It also offers a unique resource for modelers seeking insights into human factors research and more feasible and reliable computational tools to foster advances in this exciting research field.

Summer of Simulation 50 Years of Seminal Computer Simulation Research

Summer of Simulation 50 Years of Seminal Computer Simulation Research

Author: John Sokolowski Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/05/2019

This book is based on the Summer Simulation Multi-Conference (SCSC), which has been a prominent platform for the dissemination of scholarly research in the M&S community for the last 50 years. In keeping with the conference's seasonal title, the authors have called this half-century the summer of simulation, and it has led not only to simulation-based disciplines but also simulation as a discipline. This book discusses contributions from the SCSC in four sections. The first section is an introduction to the work. The second section is devoted to contributions from simulation research fellows who were associated with the SCSC, while the third section features the SCSC's most influential contributions. Lastly, the fourth section includes contributions from the best papers in the last five years. Features: * A comprehensive volume dedicated to one of the simulation domain's major conferences: the SCSC * Offers a scientometric analysis of the SCSC * Revisits high-impact topics from 50 years of the SCSC * Includes chapters by simulation research fellows associated with the SCSC * Presents updated best-paper contributions from the recent conference This work will be of value to anyone interested in the evolution of modeling and simulation over the last fifty years. Readers will gain a perspective on what drove this evolution, and develop an understanding of the key contributions that allowed this technology to grow into its own academic discipline and profession.

Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation

Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation

Author: Jan L.M. (Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands) Hensen Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2019

When used appropriately, building performance simulation has the potential to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment, to improve indoor quality and productivity, as well as to facilitate future innovation and technological progress in construction. Since publication of the first edition of Building Performance Simulation for Design and Operation, the discussion has shifted from a focus on software features to a new agenda, which centres on the effectiveness of building performance simulation in building life cycle processes. This new edition provides a unique and comprehensive overview of building performance simulation for the complete building life cycle from conception to demolition, and from a single building to district level. It contains new chapters on building information modelling, occupant behaviour modelling, urban physics modelling, urban building energy modelling and renewable energy systems modelling. This new edition keeps the same chapter structure throughout including learning objectives, chapter summaries and assignments. Moreover, the book: * Provides unique insights into the techniques of building performance modelling and simulation and their application to performance-based design and operation of buildings and the systems which service them. * Provides readers with the essential concepts of computational support of performance-based design and operation. * Provides examples of how to use building simulation techniques for practical design, management and operation, their limitations and future direction. It is primarily intended for building and systems designers and operators, and postgraduate architectural, environmental or mechanical engineering students.

Computer Simulation Validation Fundamental Concepts, Methodological Frameworks, and Philosophical Perspectives

Computer Simulation Validation Fundamental Concepts, Methodological Frameworks, and Philosophical Perspectives

Author: Claus Beisbart Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2019

This unique volume introduces and discusses the methods of validating computer simulations in scientific research. The core concepts, strategies, and techniques of validation are explained by an international team of pre-eminent authorities, drawing on expertise from various fields ranging from engineering and the physical sciences to the social sciences and history. The work also offers new and original philosophical perspectives on the validation of simulations. Topics and features: introduces the fundamental concepts and principles related to the validation of computer simulations, and examines philosophical frameworks for thinking about validation; provides an overview of the various strategies and techniques available for validating simulations, as well as the preparatory steps that have to be taken prior to validation; describes commonly used reference points and mathematical frameworks applicable to simulation validation; reviews the legal prescriptions, and the administrative and procedural activities related to simulation validation; presents examples of best practice that demonstrate how methods of validation are applied in various disciplines and with different types of simulation models; covers important practical challenges faced by simulation scientists when applying validation methods and techniques; offers a selection of general philosophical reflections that explore the significance of validation from a broader perspective. This truly interdisciplinary handbook will appeal to a broad audience, from professional scientists spanning all natural and social sciences, to young scholars new to research with computer simulations. Philosophers of science, and methodologists seeking to increase their understanding of simulation validation, will also find much to benefit from in the text.

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics Computer Modeling & Animation, Fifth Edition

The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics Computer Modeling & Animation, Fifth Edition

Author: John M. (Toormina, New South Wales, Australia) Blain Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/04/2019

Blender (TM) is a free Open Source 3D Creation Suite supporting the entire modeling and animation pipeline - modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking. The program also includes Video Editing and Grease Pencil 2D Animation. The program is free to download and use by anyone for anything. The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Modeling and Animation, 5th Edition is a unified manual describing the operation of Blender version 2.80 with its New Improved Interface, New Workspaces and New Eevee Render System. This book introduces the program's Graphical User Interface and shows how to implement tools for modeling and animating characters and creating scenes with the application of color, texture and special lighting effects. Key Features: The book is designed to lead new users into the world of computer graphics using Blender 2.80 and to be a reference for established Blender artists. The book presents instruction in a series of short chapters with visual references and practical examples. Instructions are structured in a building-block fashion using contents in earlier chapters to explain more complex operations in later chapters.