A formulation of a simulation modelling methodology

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide a conceptual basis of modeling of discrete event systems, that is, a guideline along which making models and their programs and modification of them are carried out. For this purpose we formulate the three‐phase approach that was proposed as a methodology of discrete event simulation. Using this methodology, analysts model static interactions between entities in the target system and then make a program that shows dynamic aspects of the system. The formulation, based on the mathematical general systems theory, shows what determines the dynamics of a discrete event system resulting from the program, what information is used and how they are related in models in the methodology. More concretely, a simulation program used in the three‐phase approach is formulated as a state space representation whose state space consists of queue and a set of internal records. Those records hold internally‐set occurrence times of activities in corresponding entities. The role which activity interaction diagrams play as static skeleton models in the methodology is explicitly shown in terms of its simulation program. Copyright © 1991 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-19
Number of pages17
JournalSystems Research
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

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A formulation of a simulation modelling methodology. / Sato, Ryo.

In: Systems Research, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1991, p. 3-19.

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Sato, Ryo / A formulation of a simulation modelling methodology.

In: Systems Research, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1991, p. 3-19.

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