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Modelling, Simulation and Optimization


Computer-Aided Design and system analysis aim to find mathematical models that allow emulating the behaviour of components and facilities. The high competitiveness in industry, the little time available for product development and the high cost in terms of time and money of producing the initial prototypes means that the computer-aided design and analysis of products are taking on major importance. On the other hand, in most areas of engineering the components of a system are interconnected and belong to different domains of physics (mechanics, electrics, hydraulics, thermal...). When developing a complete multidisciplinary system, it needs to integrate a design procedure to ensure that it will be successfully achieved. Engineering systems require an analysis of their dynamic behaviour (evolution over time or path of their different variables). The purpose of modelling and simulating dynamic systems is to generate a set of algebraic and differential equations or a mathematical model. In order to perform rapid product optimisation iterations, the models must be formulated and evaluated in the most efficient way. Automated environments contribute to this. One of the pioneers of simulation technology in medicine defines simulation as a technique, not a technology, that replaces real experiences with guided experiences reproducing important aspects of the real world in a fully interactive fashion [iii]. In the following chapters the reader will be introduced to the world of simulation in topics of current interest such as medicine, military purposes and their use in industry for diverse applications that range from the use of networks to combining thermal, chemical or electrical aspects, among others. We hope that after reading the different sections of this book we will have succeeded in bringing across what the scientific community is doing in the field of simulation and that it will be to your interest and liking. Lastly, we would like to thank all the authors for their excellent contributions in the different areas of simulation.

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Modelling, Simulation and OptimizationEdited by Gregorio Romero

Published: February 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/156

ISBN: 978-953-307-048-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4564-6

Copyright year: 2010

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19 Crossref Citations

73 Web of Science Citations

36 Dimensions Citations


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1. Three-Dimensional Diagnosis and Visualization Supports in Orthodontics Based on Reverse Engineering and Solid Free-Form Fabrication Techniques

By Alida Mazzoli, Michele Germani, Roberto Raffaeli and Antonio Gracco


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2. Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations: an Approach to Evaluate Cardiovascular Dysfunction

By Eduarda Silva, Senhorinha Teixeira and Pedro Lobarinhas


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3. Asymmetrical Bipedal Modeling for Biomechanical Sit-to-Stand Movement

By Asif Mahmood Mughal and Kamran Iqbal


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4. Virtual Human Hand: Autonomous Grasping Strategy

By Esteban Pena Pitarch


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5. Intermodulation Interference Modelling for Low Earth Orbiting Satellite Ground Stations

By Shkelzen Cakaj


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6. Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar Simulators as Software-defined Countermeasure Systems: Security by Obfuscation and Deception for Electronic & Computer Networks Warfare

By Theodoros G. Kostis


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7. Distance Evaluation between Vehicle Trajectories and Risk Indicator

By Abdourahmane Koita and Dimitri Daucher


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8. Optimization Problems for Controlled Mechanical Systems: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Application

By M. Chyba, T. Haberkorn and R.N. Smith


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9. Modelling and Simulation of the Shape Optimization Problems

By Pawel Skruch and Wojciech Mitkowski


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10. Simulation of the Impact of the Plough Body Parameters, Soil Properties and Working Modes on the Ploughing Resistance

By Arvids Vilde and Adolfs Rucins


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11. Modelling the Interoperability and the Use of Control Equipment in an Electrical Substation

By Gregorio Romero, Jesus Felez, Luisa Martinez and Joaquin Maroto


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12. Study about Controlling and Optimizing the Power Quality in Case of Nonlinear Power Loads

By Panoiu Manuela and Panoiu Caius


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13. Using Adaptive Filters in Controlling of Electrical Resistance Furnace Temperature Based on a Real Time Identification Method

By Panoiu Caius and Panoiu Manuela


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14. Simulation of On-Board Supercapacitor Energy Storage System for Tatra T3A Type Tramcars

By Leonards Latkovskis, Viesturs Brazis and Linards Grigans


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15. Modelling and Simulating Chip Design Processes

By Amir Hassine


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16. Advanced Numerical Methods for Non-Premixed Flames

By Annarita Viggiano


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17. Optimization of Full ECF Bleaching Sequences Using Novel Models

By Sandeep Jain and Gerard Mortha


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18. A Lattice Gas Approach to the Mexico City Wind Field Estimation Problem

By Alejandro Salcido and Ana Teresa Celada Murillo


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19. A CFD Study of Passive Solar Shading

By Baxevanou C.A., Fidaros D.K. and Tzachanis A.D.


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20. Improvement of Production Lines using a Stochastic Approach

By Cecilia Zanni-Merk and Philippe Bouche


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21. Modelling and Simulation of an Automated Warehouse for the Comparison of Storage Strategies

By Valentina Colla and Gianluca Nastasi


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22. Swarm Intelligence for Optimization in the Urban Water Industry

By Joaquín Izquierdo, Idel Montalvo, Rafael Pérez-García and Carlos D. Alonso


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23. Modelling and Simulating Large Scale Vehicular Networks for Smart Context-aware Telematic Applications

By Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Davy Preuveneers and Yolande Berbers


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24. Using Modelling and Simulation to Evaluate Network Services in Maritime Networks

By David Kidston


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25. Modelling, Simulating and Autonomous Planning for Urban Search and Rescue

By Vaccaro J. and Guest C.


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26. Applications of Soft Computing in Engineering Problems

By Hitoshi Furuta, Koichiro Nakatsu and Hiroshi Hattori


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27. Forecasting Chaotic and Non-Linear Time Series with Artificial Intelligence and Statistical Measures

By Aranildo Rodrigues L. J., Paulo S. G. de Mattos Neto, Jones Albuquerque, Silvana Bocanegra and Tiago A. E. Ferreira


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28. Fuzzy Pattern Modelling of Data Inherent Structures Based on Aggregation of Data with Heterogeneous Fuzziness

By Arne-Jens Hempel and Steffen F. Bocklisch


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29. Efforts in Agent-based Simulation of Human Panic Behaviour: Reference Model, Potential, Prospects

By Bernhard Schneider


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30. Effective Agent-based Geosimulation Development Using PLAMAGS

By Tony Garneau, Bernard Moulin and Sylvain Delisle


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