Testing and Validation of Computer Simulation Models

Principles, Methods and Applications

  • David J.¬†Murray-Smith

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

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About this book


This must-read text/reference provides a practical guide to processes involved in the development and application of dynamic simulation models, covering a wide range of issues relating to testing, verification and validation. Illustrative example problems in continuous system simulation are presented throughout the book, supported by extended case studies from a number of interdisciplinary applications.

Topics and features:

  • Provides an emphasis on practical issues of model quality and validation, along with questions concerning the management of simulation models, the use of model libraries, and generic models
  • Contains numerous step-by-step examples
  • Presents detailed case studies, often with accompanying datasets for readers to use in model validation and testing exercises
  • Includes discussion of hybrid models, which involve a combination of continuous system and discrete-event descriptions
  • Examines experimental modeling approaches that involve system identification and parameter estimation, emphasizing the practical importance of more theoretical concepts such as identifiability and test input design
  • Offers supplementary material at an associated website, including links for readers without prior experience in this field to expand their background knowledge

This highly useful, hands-on work will be of great benefit to practitioners and professionals who use simulation and modeling techniques in their work, as well as to students in graduate-level courses on modeling and simulation.

Dr. David Murray-Smith is an Emeritus Professor and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow.


Model Quality System Simulation Testing Validation Verification

Authors and affiliations

  • David J.¬†Murray-Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15098-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15099-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-2817
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-2825
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