1st Edition

Discrete-Event Modeling and Simulation A Practitioner's Approach

By Gabriel A. Wainer Copyright 2009
    514 Pages 560 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    Introduction to the DEVS Modeling and Simulation formalism
    The Cell-DEVS formalism

    Modeling simple DEVS and Cell-DEVS models in CD++
    Discrete-Event Applications with DEVS
    Defining Varied Modeling techniques Using DEVS

    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


    Gabriel A. Wainer