Accession Number : ADA181993

Title :   The Applicability of Structured Modeling to Discrete Event Simulation Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Patrick,David J

PDF Url : ADA181993

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : 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.

Descriptors :   *WARFARE, *MATHEMATICAL MODELS, *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, MODELS, SIMULATION, WARFARE, BENEFITS, MANAGEMENT, METHODOLOGY, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE