Applied System Simulation

Methodologies and Applications

  • Mohammad S. Obaidat
  • Georgios I. Papadimitriou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. M. S. Obaidat, G. I. Papadimitriou
    Pages 1-8
  3. G. I. Papadimitrioul, B. Sadoun, C. Papazoglou
    Pages 9-39
  4. D. N. Serpanos, M. Gambrili, D. Chaviaras
    Pages 41-60
  5. M. S. Obaidat, N. Boudriga
    Pages 81-114
  6. M. S. Obaidat, D. B. Green
    Pages 115-153
  7. Franco Davoli, Mario Marchese
    Pages 155-177
  8. G. I. Papadimitriou, A. I. Vakali, G. Pallis, S. Petridou, A. S. Pomportsis
    Pages 179-199
  9. Jennifer Leonard, Anup Savla, Mohammed Ismail
    Pages 201-214
  10. Adelinde Uhrmacher, William Swartout
    Pages 215-239
  11. M. Jamshidi, S. Sheikh-Bahaei, J. Kitzinger, P. Sridhar, S. Xia, Y. Wang et al.
    Pages 241-274
  12. James G. Anderson
    Pages 275-293
  13. Lee A. Belfore II
    Pages 295-314
  14. John W. Fowler, Alexander K. Schömig
    Pages 343-364
  15. A. R. Pritchett, M. M. van Paassen, F. P. Wieland, E. N. Johnson
    Pages 365-389
  16. Wilhelm Dangelmaier, Bengt Mueck
    Pages 391-406
  17. Paul K. Davis
    Pages 407-435
  18. J. Peter Kincaid, Roger Hamilton, Ronald W. Tarr, Harshal Sangani
    Pages 437-456
  19. Farshad Moradi, Rassul Ayani
    Pages 457-486
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 507-515

About this book


Simulation and molding are efficient techniques that can aid the city and regional planners and engineers in optimizing the operation of urban systems such as traffic light control, highway toll automation, consensus building, public safety, and environmental protection. When modeling transportation systems such as freeway systems, arterial or downtown grid systems, the city planner and engineer is concerned with capturing the varied interactions between drivers, automobiles, and the infrastructure. Modeling and simulation are used to effectively optimize the design and operation of all of these urban systems. It is possible that in an urban simulation community workshop, citizens can work interactively in front of computers and be able using the click of the mouse to walk up to their own front porch, looking at the proposed shopping mall alternatives across the street from virtually any angle and proposed bridge or tunnel and see how it can reduce traffic congestion. Buildings can be scaled down or taken out, their orientation can be changed in order to check the view and orientation in order to have better site with efficient energy-conservation. The stone or brick material on a building can be replaced by colored concrete, or more trees and lampposts can be placed on the site. Such flexibility in simulation and animation allows creative ideas in the design and orientation of urban sites to be demonstrated to citizens and decision makers before final realization.


modeling optimization simulation system verification

Editors and affiliations

  • Mohammad S. Obaidat
    • 1
  • Georgios I. Papadimitriou
    • 2
  1. 1.Monmouth UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Aristotle UniversityGreece

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