Simulation Validation: A Confidence Assessment Methodology

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Helps you ensure that your simulations are appropriaterepresentations of real-world systems. The book concentrates on thedifferentiation between the assessment of a simulation tool and theverification and validation of general software products. It is asystematic, procedural, practical guide that you can use to enhancethe credibility of your simulation models. In addition, it is avaluable reference book and a road map for software developers andquality assurance experts, or as a...

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Overview

Helps you ensure that your simulations are appropriaterepresentations of real-world systems. The book concentrates on thedifferentiation between the assessment of a simulation tool and theverification and validation of general software products. It is asystematic, procedural, practical guide that you can use to enhancethe credibility of your simulation models. In addition, it is avaluable reference book and a road map for software developers andquality assurance experts, or as a text for simulation methodologyand software engineering courses.

This book details useful assessment procedures and phases,discusses ways to tailor the methodology for specific situationsand objectives, and provides numerous assessment aids. The readercan use these aids to support ongoing assessments over the entirelife cycle of the model.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780818635120
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/13/1993
  • Series: Systems Series , #15
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.63 (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Chapter 1: Introduction.

Chapter 2: Foundations.

Practical issues.

Approach.

Simulation model characteristics.

Structure for simulation evaluation.

Chapter 3: Assessment Activities.

Conceptual model validation.

Software verification.

Operational validation.

Data validation.

Internal security verification.

Review of the five processes.

Chapter 4: A Guide to Formal Assessment.

Formal assessment.

Preparation phase activities.

Planning phase activities.

Application phase activities.

Evaluation phase activities.

Reporting activities.

Chapter 5: A Guide to Limited and Maintenance Assessments.

Limited assessment.

Preparation phase activities.

Planning phase activities.

Application phase activities.

Evaluation phase activities.

Reporting activities.

Chapter 6: Man-in-the-Loop Models.

Man-in-the-loop models.

Technical areas for formal assessment of MIL models.

Technical areas for limited/maintenance assessment of MILmodels.

Assessment procedures for MIL models.

Chapter 7: Hardware-in-the-Loop Models.

Hardware-in-the-loop models.

Technical areas for formal assessment of HWIL models.

Technical areas for limited/maintenance assessment of HWILmodels.

Assessment procedures for HWIL models.

Chapter 8: Assessment Aids.

Simulation characterization.

Assessment schedule.

Formal assessment question list.

Aids for planning and application phases.

Formats for reports.

Appendix A: Glossary and Acronyms.

Appendix B: Data-descriptions.

References.

About the authors.

Road maps.

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