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What is simulation?

   

The software generated model is essentially a tool to support the decisions of managers and engineers faced with complex problems related to a system. To aid understanding and experimentation, models are both visual and interactive. Examples include discrete event simulation, process simulation and dynamic simulation.

To find answers to difficult questions, manufacturing businesses may find it necessary to use all three kinds of simulation at different levels in their organisation. This is because there can be complex interactions - and hence complex problems - occurring at all levels in the organisation. Here are a few examples of the application of different types of simulation:


discrete event simulation
involves the modelling of a system as it progresses through time
  • factory operations (stamping, turning, milling)
  • traffic analysis (roads, networks, queues)
dynamic simulation
involves the modelling of a system as it progresses through space
  • machine kinematics
  • human ergonomics
  • aerodynamic testing
  • virtual prototyping
process simulation
involves modelling the physical interactions between two or more systems
  • in-service product modelling
  • in-manufacture product modelling
  • weather forecasting

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