Communication of Simulation and Modelling Activities in Early Systems Engineering

Steven Haveman, Gerrit Maarten Bonnema

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In this paper we present a framework that aids and supports communication of modeling and simulation activities in early systems engineering. We do this by analyzing existing simulation and modelling frameworks, both in systems engineering as well as more generic frameworks. For each framework, we discuss its purpose, main outcomes and the tools and methods used in the framework. Using this overview, we argue that in order to apply simulation and modeling techniques fully in conceptual systems design, it is necessary to use a framework focused on communication and aimed at four key issues. We extract a generic process from the discussed frameworks and discuss for each step of this process how these issues should be addressed. We also explain how this framework should be supported with tooling. Finally we discuss a simulation study of a medical imaging system that gave us initial experiences on the approach presented here. We conclude that this framework shows promise in supporting the communication of a modeling and simulation study in a multidisciplinary setting
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-314
JournalProcedia computer science
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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  • IR-95452


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