UKSC 84 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780408015042, 9781483144573


1st Edition

Proceedings of the 1984 UKSC Conference on Computer Simulation

Editors: D.J. Murray-Smith
eBook ISBN: 9781483144573
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 3rd September 1984
Page Count: 562
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UKSC 84 contains the proceedings of the 1984 United Kingdom Simulation Council Conference on Computer Simulation held at the University of Bath, England. The papers describe computer simulation techniques and their applications and cover topics ranging from simulation methodology and software to the various applications of computer simulation in areas such as policy decision-making and planning, biology and medicine, and education. This book is comprised of 52 chapters divided into nine sections and begins by describing an advanced continuous-system simulation language called ESL (ESA Simulation Language), an initiative of the European Space Agency. The papers that follow explore other simulation software, such as MANIP, SYSMOD, COSMOS, Ada, SDL (Simulation Development Language), and SPIRO (Suite of Programs for the Investigation of Recondite Objects). The discussion then turns to a methodology based on artificial intelligence for the design and development of large-scale computer simulations; a formalism for specifying continuous or fixed time-step simulation models that is a straightforward extension of the block-oriented languages, with emphasis on superblocks and tesselations; and simulation of manufacturing and control systems. This book concludes with a chapter that describes a highly efficient compactor for a radar digital database. This monograph will be of interest to students and professionals working in the field of computer simulation.

Table of Contents


Conference Program Committee

A. Simulation Techniques

1. Simulation Methodology and Software

ESL—Advanced Simulation Language Implementation

Advances with the Advanced Continuous Simulation Language

The MANIP Modeling and Simulation System

SYSMOD—Run Time Operations

Building Discrete Models with COSMOS

A Methodology for Constructing Rule-Based Data Driven Discrete Event Simulations

Discrete Event Simulation with Ada

The User Interface in SPIRO

Artificial Intelligence Approaches to Simulation

ANDES—An Environment for Animated Discrete Event Simulation

Superblocks and Tesselations in Continuous and Discrete Timestep Simulation Models

An Efficient Explicit Integration Algorithm for the Solution of Systems of Stiff Ordinary Differential Equations with Effective Treatment of Discontinuities

An Approximate Method for Determination of High Level Language Statement Execution Times without Recourse to Assembler or Machine Code

DESCTOP: New Software for Interactive Simulation and Real-Time Operations (Abstract)

2. Computer Systems for Simulation

The Delft Parallel Processor in a Simulation Environment

Parallel Primitives on the Delft Parallel Processor

New High Performance Array Processors for Simulation

A Multi-Processor Version of the Digital Differential Analyzer

The System 10 Plus; Advancing Scientific Computation (Abstract)

B. Simulation Applications

1. Simulation for Policy Decisions and Planning

Environmental Management, Models and Policies

The Development and Evaluation of System Simulation Models for Patient Admission Policies

2. Applications of Simulation Biology and Medicine

Information-base Support in Simulation of Biological Systems

The Present Status of Simulating Three-Dimensional Tumor Growth and Treatment

The Simulation of Parkinson's Disease by a Nonlinear Control System

Treatment Optimization by Means of Simulation in the Case of Parkinson's Disease (Abstract)

3. Control Systems Simulation

CAD of Magnetic Suspension Control System for Passenger Carrying Vehicles

The Dynamic Simulation of Aircraft Using Actively Controlled Models in a Wind Tunnel

Simulation Study of an Analytically-Redundant Flight Control System

Simulation of the Telephone Wire Insulation Process in Cable Manufacturing Using ISIS

4. Manufacturing Systems Simulation

Evaluation of Material Requirements Planning Strategies by Computer Simulation

The Development of an Interactive Simulation Model for Management Decision Making

Validation and Verification of Job Shop Simulation Models

CORE Methodology and its Application to the Simulation of an Automated Manufacturing Facility

5. Simulation of Engineering Systems and Industrial Processes

An Approach to Industrial Process Modeling, and Application to a Spiral Separator for Minerals

Identification of Boilers in Power Stations

Validation of Identified Turbogenerator Models

Hybrid Computer Simulation and Validation of a Closed Cycle Diesel Engine

6. Simulation of Distributed Parameter Systems

Some Aspects of the Digital Simulation of Distributed Parameter Systems

The Use of a Two-Dimensional Finite Element Simulation for the Interpretation of the Electrical Resistivity Method in Non-Destructive Testing of Reinforced Concrete Piles

7. Simulation in Education

The Role of Simulation in Education

Queueing Theory and Computer Simulation for Engineering Undergraduate Courses

Does Simulation Require Mathematics?

Use of a Hydro-Electric Generator System Simulation in the Teaching of Control Engineering

8. Simulation of Electronic and Computer Systems

FIR Filter Software and Hardware Simulation

A Monte-Carlo Simulation of the Scattering of Ultrasound by Zoo-Plankton

Performance Studies of Computer Networks

On the Analysis of Queueing Network Models: Maximum Entropy and Simulation

9. Real-Time Applications

An Interactive Modeling Program for Real-Time Applications

The Software Design for a Real-Time Air-to-Ground Flight Simulator

Real Time Simulation Synamics—A Six Degree of Freedom Model for Marine Applications

A Versatile and Autonomous Radar Target Simulator

Design of High Efficiency Compactor for Radar Digital Database


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About the Editor

D.J. Murray-Smith