Simulation Tools for Solving Engineering Problems. Case Study

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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1193)


The areas of Engineering in Applied Sciences have contributed significantly to the social, economic and technological advances of the world, being of interest to the academy mainly in the university system and specialization in Ecuador and in several countries both in the teaching-learning process as well as in research, which makes it increasingly stronger and proposes better and new solutions to environmental problems. This article performs a quantitative, descriptive and systemic analysis, which combines with the analysis of the ISO/IEC 25010 standard considers criteria such as functionality, performance, compatibility, usability, reliability, maintainability, portability to evaluate the quality of the software; The analysis involves simulation tools immersed in the teaching-learning processes of the engineering area with the determination to identify the tools used to solve specific problems in this field, particularly in the Telecommunications Engineering Degree at the “Universidad Técnica del Norte” University. This study is based on the opinion of experts in the university and business field who validate the established criteria. The results of this article identify the use of the different simulation tools in the university education and research environment, in addition to promoting the inclusion of these tools in the process of training students so that they can propose solutions at a scientific level and/or technological.


Simulators ISO-25010 NS2 NS3 MATLAB 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Carrera de Ingeniería en TelecomunicacionesUniversidad Técnica del NorteIbarraEcuador

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