Modeling and Simulation in the Systems Engineering Life Cycle

Core Concepts and Accompanying Lectures

  • Margaret L. Loper

Part of the Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications book series (SFMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Fundamentals of Modeling and Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Margaret L. Loper, Andy Register
      Pages 3-16
    3. Margaret L. Loper
      Pages 17-27
    4. Charles Turnitsa
      Pages 39-49
    5. Robert G. Sargent
      Pages 51-55
    6. Robert G. Sargent
      Pages 57-65
  3. Methods and Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-68
    2. Robert Richbourg
      Pages 69-74
    3. Amy E. Henninger, Elizabeth T. Whitaker
      Pages 75-87
    4. Margaret L. Loper
      Pages 89-101
    5. David Goldsman, Paul Goldsman
      Pages 103-109
    6. Andy Register
      Pages 111-137
    7. Elizabeth T. Whitaker
      Pages 139-155
    8. Elizabeth T. Whitaker
      Pages 157-165
    9. Ron T. Ogan
      Pages 167-173
    10. Dennis J. Folds
      Pages 175-183
  4. Experimentation, Execution, and Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-186
    2. Steven Gordon
      Pages 187-200
    3. Tommer R. Ender, Santiago Balestrini-Robinson
      Pages 201-216
    4. Andy Register
      Pages 217-224
    5. Joseph M. Saur
      Pages 225-240
    6. Margaret L. Loper
      Pages 241-253
  5. Introduction to System Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Carlee Bishop
      Pages 257-271
    3. Tom McDermott
      Pages 273-297
    4. O. Thomas Holland
      Pages 299-306
  6. M&S in Systems Engineering Life Cycle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-308
    2. Dwayne Henclewood, Wonho Suh, Angshuman Guin, Randall Guensler, Richard Fujimoto, Michael Hunter
      Pages 309-321
    3. Kendra Befort, Bill Baker
      Pages 323-331
    4. Tommer R. Ender, Daniel C. Browne, Michael ONeal, William W. Yates
      Pages 333-348
    5. Nathan L. Adams, L. Drew Pihera, Stephen P. Blalock, Matthew L. Paden
      Pages 349-367
    6. Rahul C. Basole, Douglas A. Bodner
      Pages 369-381
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 405-410

About this book


This easy to read text/reference provides a broad introduction to the fundamental concepts of modeling and simulation (M&S) and systems engineering, highlighting how M&S is used across the entire systems engineering lifecycle. Each chapter corresponds to a short lecture covering a core topic in M&S or systems engineering.

Topics and features:

·         Reviews the full breadth of technologies, methodologies and uses of M&S, rather than just focusing on a specific aspect of the field

·         Presents contributions from renowned specialists in each topic covered

·         Introduces the foundational elements and processes that serve as the groundwork for understanding M&S

·         Explores common methods and methodologies used in M&S, explaining the difference between these two similar sounding terms

·         Discusses how best to design and execute experiments, covering the use of Monte Carlo techniques, surrogate modeling, and distributed simulation

·         Explores the use of M&S throughout the systems development lifecycle, describing a number of methods, techniques, and tools available to support systems engineering processes

·         Provides a selection of case studies illustrating the use of M&S in systems engineering across a variety of domains

Designed to support both professional and undergraduate education in M&S, this helpful and authoritative work presents a comprehensive overview of the discipline, with an emphasis on the key concepts that systems engineers need to understand in order to be effective in their jobs.

Dr. Margaret L. Loper is a Chief Scientist in the Information & Communications Laboratory at Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA, USA. 


Modeling and Simulation Modeling and Simulation Methodologies Systems Engineering Fundamentals Systems Engineering Life Cycle Systems Thinking

Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret L. Loper
    • 1
  1. 1.Georgia Tech Research InstituteAtlantaUSA

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