Developing Modular-Oriented Simulation Models Using System Dynamics Libraries

  • Christian K. Karl
  • William Ibbs

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Christian K. Karl, William Ibbs
    Pages 1-7
  3. Christian K. Karl, William Ibbs
    Pages 9-36
  4. Christian K. Karl, William Ibbs
    Pages 37-74
  5. Christian K. Karl, William Ibbs
    Pages 75-81
  6. Christian K. Karl, William Ibbs
    Pages 83-90
  7. Christian K. Karl, William Ibbs
    Pages 91-93
  8. Christian K. Karl, William Ibbs
    Pages 95-99
  9. Christian K. Karl, William Ibbs
    Pages 101-102
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 103-105

About this book


This SpringerBrief introduces the development and practical application of a module-oriented development framework for domain specific system-dynamic libraries (SDL approach), which can be used in the simulation of multi-causal and dynamic relationships on different levels of an industry, as an example the construction industry. Multidisciplinary research and development teams, scientists from different domains as well as practitioners can develop SDL units from varying perspectives based on this approach. For example, the explanation of the risk situation of a company, the identification and evaluation of project risks, endangered operational procedures on various functional levels, or to improve the understanding of the decision making process in detail. This book is an excellent source for researchers, programmers and practitioners. It enables the development of suitable simulation systems from the beginning and demonstrates that it is possible to connect the development of simulation models and daily work. It provides advanced-level students from different domains with a comprehensive overview and clear understanding of a new and valuable modeling technique.


Simulation System dynamics Modeling Strategy Library Decision-making Dynamic simulation examination method Feedback Process modeling Process ontology Supply chain Unified system Dynamics modeling language Development framework

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian K. Karl
    • 1
  • William Ibbs
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering University of Duisburg-Essen Construction Technology ProgramEssenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of California, BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33167-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33169-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-8120
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