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# Modeling and simulation

About: Modeling and simulation is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 10273 publications have been published within this topic receiving 111550 citations.

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors proposed a method of modeling and simulation of photovoltaic arrays by adjusting the curve at three points: open circuit, maximum power, and short circuit.

Abstract: This paper proposes a method of modeling and simulation of photovoltaic arrays. The main objective is to find the parameters of the nonlinear I-V equation by adjusting the curve at three points: open circuit, maximum power, and short circuit. Given these three points, which are provided by all commercial array data sheets, the method finds the best I-V equation for the single-diode photovoltaic (PV) model including the effect of the series and parallel resistances, and warranties that the maximum power of the model matches with the maximum power of the real array. With the parameters of the adjusted I-V equation, one can build a PV circuit model with any circuit simulator by using basic math blocks. The modeling method and the proposed circuit model are useful for power electronics designers who need a simple, fast, accurate, and easy-to-use modeling method for using in simulations of PV systems. In the first pages, the reader will find a tutorial on PV devices and will understand the parameters that compose the single-diode PV model. The modeling method is then introduced and presented in details. The model is validated with experimental data of commercial PV arrays.

3,811 citations

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01 Jan 1976

TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a rigorous mathematical foundation for modeling and simulation and provide a comprehensive framework for integrating the various simulation approaches employed in practice, including cellular automata, chaotic systems, hierarchical block diagrams, and Petri nets.

Abstract: From the Publisher:
Although twenty-five years have passed since the first edition of this classical text, the world has seen many advances in modeling and simulation, the need for a widely accepted framework and theoretical foundation is even more necessary today. Methods of modeling and simulation are fragmented across disciplines making it difficult to re-use ideas from other disciplines and work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams. Model building and simulation has been made easier and faster by riding piggyback on advances in software and hardware. However, difficult and fundamental issues such as model credibility and interoperation have received less attention. These issues are now front and center under the impetus of the High Level Architecture (HLA) standard mandated by the U.S. DoD for all contractors and agencies.
This book concentrates on integrating the continuous and discrete paradigms for modeling and simulation. A second major theme is that of distributed simulation and its potential to support the co-existence of multiple formalisms in multiple model components. Prominent throughout are the fundamental concepts of modular and hierarchical model composition.
This edition presents a rigorous mathematical foundation for modeling and simulation. Also, it now provides a comprehensive framework for integrating the various simulation approaches employed in practice. Including such popular modeling methods as cellular automata, chaotic systems, hierarchical block diagrams, and Petri nets. A unifying concept, called the DEVS Bus, enables models, as expressed in their native formalisms, to be transparently mapped into the Discrete Event System Specification (DEVS). The book shows how to construct computationally efficient, object-oriented simulations of DEVS models on parallel and distributed environments. If you are doing integrative simulations, whether or not they are HLA compliant, this is the only book available to provide the foundation to understand, simplify and successfully accomplish your task.
Herbert Praehofer is an Assistant Professor at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. He has over 50 publications in international journals and conference proceedings on Modeling and Computer Simulation, Systems Theory, and Software Engineering.
Tag Gon Kim is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institutes of Science and Technology (KAIST), Taejon, Korea. His research interests include discrete event systems modeling/simulation, computer/communication systems analysis, and object-oriented simulation engineering. He is a senior member of IEEE and SCS, and a member of ACM.
* Provides a comprehensive framework for continuous and discrete event modeling and simulation
* Explores the mathematical foundation of simulation modeling
* Discusses system morphisms for model abstraction and simplification
* Presents a new approach to discrete event simulation of continuous processes
* Includes parallel and distributed simulation of discrete event models
* Presentation of a concept to achieve simulator interoperability in the form of the DEVS-Bus
* Complete coverage necessary for compliance with High Level Architecture (HLA) standards
Bernard P Zeigler, is a Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona and heads the Artificial Intelligence Simulation Research Group. He is the author of numerous books and publications, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Transactions of the Society for Computer Simulation International.

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18 Jan 2000

TL;DR: Part I: Basics.

Abstract: Part I: Basics. Introduction to Systems Modeling Concepts. Framework for Modeling and Simulation. Modeling Formalisms and Their Simulators. Introduction to Discrete Event System Specifications (DEVS). Hierarchy of System Specifications. Part II: Modeling Formalisms and Simulation Algorithms. Basic Formalisms: DEVS, DTSS, DESS. Basic Formalisms: Coupled Multicomponent Systems. Simulators for Basic Formalisms. Multiformalism Modeling and Simulation. DEVS-Based Extended Formalisms. Parallel and Distributed Discrete Event Simulation. Part III: System Morphisms: Abstraction, Representation, Approximation. Hierarchy of System Morphisms. Abstraction: Constructing Model Families. Verification, Validation, Approximate Morphisms: Living with Error. DEVS and DEVS-like Systems: Universality and Uniqueness. DEVS Representation of Systems. Part IV: System Design and Modeling and Simulation Environments. DEVS-Based Design Methodology. System Entity Structure/Model Base Framework. Collaboration and the Future.

1,169 citations

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01 Jan 1979

TL;DR: This volume discusses simulation techniques and procedures, simulation approaches to problem resolution, applications of simulation, and more, using SLAM, an advanced FORTRAN language for simulation models.

Abstract: Introduction to Modeling and Simulation Probability and Statistics Simulation Modeling Perspectives Applications of Simulation Basic Network Modeling Resources and Gates Logic and Decision Nodes Slam II Processor, Inputs and Outputs Network Modeling with User-Written Inserts Network Modeling with Continuous Variables Discrete Event Modeling and Simulation Advanced Discrete Event Concepts and Subprograms Continuous Modeling Combined Modeling Simulation Languages Material Handling Extension to SLAM II Simulation Support Systems Random Sampling from Distributions Statistical Aspects of Simulation.

1,132 citations

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15 Jun 1994

TL;DR: This book provides an introduction and comprehensive reference to modeling and simulation techniques using computers and emphasizes applications in economics and the environmental sciences and contains a disk with simulation software (SIMPAS) and 50 system models.

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This book provides an introduction and comprehensive reference to modeling and simulation techniques using computers. It emphasizes applications in economics and the environmental sciences and contains a disk with simulation software (SIMPAS) and 50 system models.

1,029 citations