What Is Modelling And Simulation?

Modelling and Simulation Defined

Modelling and simulation (M&S) is the use of models as a basis for simulations, to develop data  for decision making purposes. These models could include mathematical, physical, or logical representations of a system, entity, or process.

Computer modelling and simulation can assist in the creation, design, and evaluation of complex systems, by modelling a real or proposed system using computer software. M&S works by building a mathematical model containing key parameters of a physical model. The simulation of the model then outputs the results in a format that can be implemented either by a human or machine.

The benefits of M&S include:

  • Gaining greater understanding of a processes
  • Identifying problem areas in processes
  • Evaluating the effect of systems such as demand, resources, supply, and constraints
  • Evaluating the impact of changes in policy prior to implementation

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