Modeling and Simulation—Basics and Benefits

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Abstract

When we speak of a “simulation”, it implies replication of a process on a computer using mathematical models. Here, the term ‘Process’ implies everything that can be analyzed nowadays in simulations, for example production procedures in factories, worldwide financial transactions, transport by rail and road, and many more. All simulations are based on a mathematical model of the process being investigated. Simulation allows a detailed study of the object before it is realized. The parameters of the mathematical model can be varied to examine various aspects of the process. Model parameters can also be so adjusted that the simulation yields replication of the reality as accurately as possible. The simulation is also a mechanism by which future developments can be predicted or evaluated. Simulation plays a key role in successfully preparing and carrying out a flight test program. The more precisely the mathematical model maps the reality, the more realistic is the simulation and the more meaningful are the results.

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  1. 1.BraunschweigGermany

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