Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_1046

A computer model which models time by incrementing a simulated clock. Each appropriate function is recomputed after the clock is incremented in a cyclic manner. A model may be linearly coded and entirely time-stepped or an event-driven simulation may use time-stepping for some critical function with a cycle of sub-functions. Event-driven simulation; Simulation of discrete-event stochastic systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA