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A Model Identity Card to Support Simulation Model Development Process in a Collaborative Multidisciplinary Design Environment

Goknur Sirin, Christiaan J. J. Paredis, Bernard Yannou, Eric Coatanea, Eric Landel
2015 IEEE Systems Journal  
A validation protocol is conducted through a heuristic observation to estimate the rate of model rework and ambiguity reduction.  ...  The fundamental concepts that form the basis of all simulation models are identified and typed for implementation into a computational environment.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors thank Renault SAS Techno-Centre MIC workgroup especially to Fréderic Ravet, and Marija Jankovic, assistant professor at Ecole Centrale Paris for valuable discussion.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jsyst.2014.2371541 fatcat:5teaxpt2dfbp3m54bifcp6lu6q

Designing simulation software to facilitate learning of quantitative system dynamics skills: a case in Taiwan

T-S Jan, C-G Jan
2000 Journal of the Operational Research Society  
Simulation barriers at the early stage Further enhancing the quantitative simulation skills of system dynamics involves examining the early stage obsta- cles for the newcomers.  ...  Except for group 9, the findings reveal that early stage learners can construct a simulation model of around two to three levels, with about twenty variables, forty equations and three or four alternative  ... 
doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601036 fatcat:53zjovq3lrbg3jbzqaaxkn2sly

An Iterative Method for the Design Process of Mode Handling Model

Nadia Hamani
2006 International Journal of Computers Communications & Control  
This paper focuses on formal verification and validation of a model dedicated to mode handling of flexible manufacturing systems.  ...  The obtained model is characterized by a strong hierarchy and concurrency that is why within the design process an iterative approach for specification, verification and validation is propose in order  ...  The analysis tools integrated into Esterel Studio are used in this process. The proposed approach can be extended to deal with environment constraints in the specification stage.  ... 
doi:10.15837/ijccc.2006.4.2306 fatcat:g6ohqxuycrdtfht55xrxaycipy

An Iterative Method for the Design Process of Mode Handling Model

Nadia Hamani, Nathalie Dangoumau, Etienne Craye
2006 International Journal of Computers Communications & Control  
This paper focuses on formal verification and validation of a model dedicated to mode handling of flexible manufacturing systems.  ...  The obtained model is characterized by a strong hierarchy and concurrency that is why within the design process an iterative approach for specification, verification and validation is propose in order  ...  The analysis tools integrated into Esterel Studio are used in this process. The proposed approach can be extended to deal with environment constraints in the specification stage.  ... 
doi:10.15837/ijccc.2006.4.2307 fatcat:wh3eizhqzjcadmexze4qobnvqe

Introducing causal inference in the energy-efficient building design process [article]

Xia Chen, Jimmy Abualdenien, Manav Mahan Singh, André Borrmann, Philipp Geyer
2022 arXiv   pre-print
the design causal diagram with interventions.  ...  The causal diagram provides a nexus for integrating domain knowledge with data-driven methods and allows interpretability and testability against the domain experience.  ...  As a representation of the design process at a certain stage, the causal skeleton draws a clear boundary that the building variants follow the same intellectual context to an extent, thus regulating the  ... 
arXiv:2203.10115v2 fatcat:ekwkdyuadfdopjlx4kbk4cnmmq

Twin-Control Approach [chapter]

Mikel Armendia, Aitor Alzaga, Flavien Peysson, Dirk Euhus
2019 Twin-Control  
Conclusions Twin-Control (http://twincontrol.eu/) is a new concept for machining process performance optimization, covering ICT-related features like Digital Twin, condition monitoring, fleet data management  ...  A holistic simulation tool has been Simulation Monitoring and Control Fleet-based knowledge developed in the project to support machine tool and machining process design and optimization stages.  ...  In the same way, the simulation outputs obtained with the new Twin-Control tool will be useful through all machine tool life cycle.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-02203-7_2 fatcat:ljxros74tvf3powu2qcv5n3dhm

Agent Based Modeling and Simulation of Causal Maps

Douglas A. Druckenmiller, William Acar, Marvin D. Troutt
2004 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
A prototype system for the development and simulation of causal maps that uses RePast 2.0, a java based ABM simulation library is described.  ...  This paper provides a background discussion of agent-based modeling (ABM) and simulation and its support for strategic decision support.  ...  Empirical validation of simulation models is an outcome of the process. At an early stage of map development, the best estimates of decision participants are used to construct individual models.  ... 
dblp:conf/amcis/DruckenmillerAT04 fatcat:45brq5b7ifc4ti4n3tuboxesn4

An Agent-Based Collaborative Approach to Graphing Causal Maps for Situation Formulation

Douglas Druckenmiller, William Acar
2009 Journal of the AIS  
Using the methodological template of the design science paradigm, we contribute a prototype system for the development and simulation of causal maps that uses RePast 2.0, a Java agent-based modeling (ABM  ...  While fully developed in common decision-support systems, powerful simulation modeling and quantitative analytical tools have been difficult to integrate into GSS system configurations because they require  ...  landscape with an agent-based modeling and simulation tool.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1jais.00187 fatcat:xwbugfsm55abzdozmyxo3g4fye

Modeling for Policy Formulation: Causal Mapping, Scenario Generation, and Decision Evaluation [chapter]

Aron Larsson, Osama Ibrahim
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The causal map allows triggering change transfer by a 'Pure scenario', a single change at one source, or a 'Mixed scenario', change in several sources all at once or with a time lag.  ...  , such that there is a logical relationship between the tool used to the stage and sub-stage of the policy making process and how the modeling tools provide decision value in the policy making process.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-22500-5_11 fatcat:ki22nkveizfkjpbtttowohqfcy

Literature Review and Assessment to Populate a Decision-Analytic Model Evaluating a Novel Prognostic in Early Lung Cancer

D. Stenehjem, T. Jiao, T. Rhien, B.K. Bellows, R.R. Kaldate, J. Jones, D. Brixner
2013 Value in Health  
Model validation using two software tools is a practical way to ensure proper and intended implementation.  ...  in economic models. (1) To investigate how a technical model validation can be conducted by reconstructing a previously-developed Microsoft Excel cost-effectiveness model using TreeAge; and, (2) to validate  ...  We used Tetrad 4.3.10-6 with PC algorithm. Variables were grouped into five tiers, a priori forbidding some directions of causal influence.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jval.2013.08.1637 fatcat:kecnzsmgbzh7hnd5nhnsfvicuq

Non-linear Heart Rate and Blood Pressure Interaction in Response to Lower-Body Negative Pressure

Ajay K. Verma, Da Xu, Amanmeet Garg, Anita T. Cote, Nandu Goswami, Andrew P. Blaber, Kouhyar Tavakolian
2017 Frontiers in Physiology  
Integrative Physiology, a section of the journal Frontiers in Physiology  ...  a simulated moderate category hemorrhage from the resting stage.  ...  To this end, the MAP→RR causal activity at resting stage (baseline) was compared with that of −30 mmHg for each participant.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fphys.2017.00767 pmid:29114227 pmcid:PMC5660688 fatcat:e6v3dqepqvbnhgn3nzdz5eesey

Experiences from City-Scale Simulation of Thermal Grids

Johan Simonsson, Khalid Tourkey Atta, Gerald Schweiger, Wolfgang Birk
2021 Resources  
Using the functional mock-up interface standard, a co-simulation environment integrates all the models. Further, the validation of the simulator is discussed.  ...  This article presents the experiences from developing and working with a city-scale simulator of a district heating grid located in Luleå, Sweden.  ...  early and late stages of the life-cycle.  ... 
doi:10.3390/resources10020010 fatcat:2jbfkpqjlna2tcnjqquf35wwla

Second-order intervention: enhancing organizational competence and performance

Markus Schwaninger, Matej Janovjak, Kristjan Ambroz
2006 Systems research and behavioral science  
They are meant to improve the organization and its performance, via a dialogue with the management.  ...  We shall revert to a case study, which refers to a System Dynamics (SD) modelling and simulation project, to illustrate how a series of second-order interventions has opened new paths towards superior  ...  Capability of varying driver inputs at various stages of the simulation, simulating disturbances in the real business system. 8. Support of Validation. 9. Data import possibilities. 10.  ... 
doi:10.1002/sres.780 fatcat:pptsv7x3tjc27bwnz6yuvs3rz4

A System Dynamics Model of Information Security Investments

Ravi S. Behara, C. Derrick Huang, Qing Hu
2007 European Conference on Information Systems  
Using this model, we simulate a number of security management scenarios and demonstrate the feasibility and validity of the system dynamics approach.  ...  By identifying the causal loop among such variables as the attractiveness of information target and the total number of attacks, we develop a system dynamics model for analyzing the effect of organizational  ...  Model Simulation We use the iThink simulation software package as the tool for simulating the system dynamics model in Figure 2 .  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/BeharaHH07 fatcat:2jwwd5bw6jehvjryqlup3l4kz4

System Dynamics Model of the Kinetics of Biogas Production from Vegetal Matter

Abiodun Suleiman Momodu, Tofunmi Dorcas Adepoju
2020 International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering  
The objective is to describe the process of a System Dynamic (SD) model of two stage kinetics of BP.  ...  The model results showed a significant lag phase between methanogenesis and fermentation stage, which was found to be linked to the inoculum-substrate ratio.  ...  the system, validate, and simulate the model.  ... 
doi:10.11648/j.ijepe.20200902.11 fatcat:uyr34uasnvcnrkem66uoryf4va
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