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Modeling and Simulation in the Systems Engineering Life Cycle

Core Concepts and Accompanying Lectures

  • Margaret L. Loper
  • Describes how systems engineering principles can be used in the development of models and simulations

  • Addresses how modeling and simulation is used in each phase of the systems engineering life cycle

  • Discusses a wide variety of methodologies, examining the types of problems each method is best suited to address, rather than focusing on one specific methodology


Part of the Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications book series (SFMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Fundamentals of Modeling and Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Margaret L. Loper, Andy Register
      Pages 3-16
    3. Margaret L. Loper
      Pages 17-27
    4. Charles Turnitsa
      Pages 39-49
    5. Robert G. Sargent
      Pages 51-55
    6. Robert G. Sargent
      Pages 57-65
  3. Methods and Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-68
    2. Robert Richbourg
      Pages 69-74
    3. Amy E. Henninger, Elizabeth T. Whitaker
      Pages 75-87
    4. Margaret L. Loper
      Pages 89-101
    5. David Goldsman, Paul Goldsman
      Pages 103-109
    6. Andy Register
      Pages 111-137
    7. Elizabeth T. Whitaker
      Pages 139-155
    8. Elizabeth T. Whitaker
      Pages 157-165
    9. Ron T. Ogan
      Pages 167-173
    10. Dennis J. Folds
      Pages 175-183
  4. Experimentation, Execution, and Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-186
    2. Steven Gordon
      Pages 187-200

About this book


This easy to read text/reference provides a broad introduction to the fundamental concepts of modeling and simulation (M&S) and systems engineering, highlighting how M&S is used across the entire systems engineering lifecycle. Each chapter corresponds to a short lecture covering a core topic in M&S or systems engineering.

Topics and features:

·         Reviews the full breadth of technologies, methodologies and uses of M&S, rather than just focusing on a specific aspect of the field

·         Presents contributions from renowned specialists in each topic covered

·         Introduces the foundational elements and processes that serve as the groundwork for understanding M&S

·         Explores common methods and methodologies used in M&S, explaining the difference between these two similar sounding terms

·         Discusses how best to design and execute experiments, covering the use of Monte Carlo techniques, surrogate modeling, and distributed simulation

·         Explores the use of M&S throughout the systems development lifecycle, describing a number of methods, techniques, and tools available to support systems engineering processes

·         Provides a selection of case studies illustrating the use of M&S in systems engineering across a variety of domains

Designed to support both professional and undergraduate education in M&S, this helpful and authoritative work presents a comprehensive overview of the discipline, with an emphasis on the key concepts that systems engineers need to understand in order to be effective in their jobs.

Dr. Margaret L. Loper is a Chief Scientist in the Information & Communications Laboratory at Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA, USA. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Margaret L. Loper
    • 1
  1. 1.Georgia Tech Research InstituteAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modeling and Simulation in the Systems Engineering Life Cycle
  • Book Subtitle Core Concepts and Accompanying Lectures
  • Editors Margaret L. Loper
  • Series Title Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications
  • Series Abbreviated Title Simulation Foundations, Meth., Applicat.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-5633-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-7035-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-5634-5
  • Series ISSN 2195-2817
  • Series E-ISSN 2195-2825
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 410
  • Number of Illustrations 159 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Simulation and Modeling
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