The Applicability of Structured Modeling to Discrete Event Simulation Systems.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Organizations involved in the development, maintenance and use of combat simulation models have a need for computer aided model management tools. Structured modeling SM, a new modeling paradigm developed by Prof. Geoffrion of UCLA, was designed to provide such tools in support of mathematical programming models. This thesis examines the effectiveness of structured modeling when applied to discrete event simulation by attempting to represent an existing combat simulation model using SM. There are three main products of this work. First, a demonstration of the benefits which accrue from representing a simulation model using SM. Second, a review of the limitations of the structured modeling methodology for discrete event simulation. Third, recommendations for overcoming these problems. Keywords Structured modeling Combat simulation models Model management systems Discrete event simulation.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Operations Research