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Discrete-Event Modeling and Simulation

A Practitioner's Approach, 1st Edition

By Gabriel A. Wainer

CRC Press

520 pages | 560 B/W Illus.

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

CONCEPTS

Introduction to the DEVS Modeling and Simulation formalism

The Cell-DEVS formalism

BUILDING SIMULATION MODELS: THE CD++ TOOLKIT

Modeling simple DEVS and Cell-DEVS models in CD++

Discrete-Event Applications with DEVS

Defining Varied Modeling techniques Using DEVS

APPLICATIONS

Models in Defense and Emergency planning

Models in architecture and construction

Models in Environmental Sciences

Models in Physics and Chemistry

Models of artificial systems, Networking and Communications

Models of Urban Traffic

Simulation and Visualization

Mechanisms for 3D Visualization

APPENDIX – Acknowledgements

About the Series

Computational Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Dynamic Systems

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM059000
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC008010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Circuits / General