Real-Time Simulation Technologies: Principles, Methodologies, and Applications is an edited compilation of work that explores fundamental concepts and basic techniques of real-time simulation for complex and diverse systems across a broad spectrum. Useful for both new entrants and experienced experts in the field, this book integrates coverage of detailed theory, acclaimed methodological approaches, entrenched technologies, and high-value applications of real-time simulation—all from the unique perspectives of renowned international contributors.

Because it offers an accurate and otherwise unattainable assessment of how a system will behave over a particular time frame, real-time simulation is increasingly critical to the optimization of dynamic processes and adaptive systems in a variety of enterprises. These range in scope from the maintenance of the national power grid, to space exploration, to the development of virtual reality programs and cyber-physical systems. This book outlines how, for these and other undertakings, engineers must assimilate real-time data with computational tools for rapid decision making under uncertainty.

Clarifying the central concepts behind real-time simulation tools and techniques, this one-of-a-kind resource:

  • Discusses the state of the art, important challenges, and high-impact developments in simulation technologies
  • Provides a basis for the study of real-time simulation as a fundamental and foundational technology
  • Helps readers develop and refine principles that are applicable across a wide variety of application domains

As science moves toward more advanced technologies, unconventional design approaches, and unproven regions of the design space, simulation tools are increasingly critical to successful design and operation of technical systems in a growing number of application domains. This must-have resource presents detailed coverage of real-time simulation for system design, parallel and distributed simulations, industry tools, and a large set of applications.

section I|2 pages

Basic Simulation Technologies and Fundamentals

chapter 1|31 pages

Real-Time Simulation Using Hybrid Models

ByRoy Crosbie

chapter 2|28 pages

Formalized Approach for the Design of Real-Time Distributed Computer Systems

ByMing Zhang, Bernard Zeigler, Xiaolin Hu

chapter 3|33 pages

Principles of DEVS Model Verification for Real-Time Embedded Applications

ByHesham Saadawi, Gabriel A. Wainer, Mohammad Moallemi

chapter 4|25 pages

Optimizing Discrete Modeling and Simulation for Real-Time Constraints with Metaprogramming

ByLuc Touraille, Jonathan Caux, David Hill

chapter 5|36 pages

Modeling with UML and Its Real-Time Profiles

ByEmilia Farcas, Ingolf H. Krüger, Massimiliano Menarini

chapter 6|20 pages

Modeling and Simulation of Timing Behavior with the Timing Definition Language

ByJosef Templ, Andreas Naderlinger, Patricia Derler, Peter Hintenaus, Wolfgang Pree, Stefan Resmerita

section II|1 pages

Real-Time Simulation for System Design

chapter 7|18 pages

Progressive Simulation-Based Design for Networked Real-Time Embedded Systems

ByXiaolin Hu, Ehsan Azarnasab

chapter 8|19 pages

Validator Tool Suite Filling the Gap between Conventional Software-in-the-Loop and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Environments

ByStefan Resmerita, Patricia Derler, Wolfgang Pree, Kenneth Butts

chapter 10|15 pages

Modeling Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems at Transaction Level

ByGiovanni Beltrame, Gabriela Nicolescu, Luca Fossati

chapter 11|30 pages

Service-Based Simulation Framework for Performance Estimation of Embedded Systems

ByAnders Sejer Tranberg-Hansen, Jan Madsen

chapter 12|40 pages

Consistency Management of UML Models

ByEmilia Farcas, Ingolf H. Krüger, Massimiliano Menarini

section III|1 pages

Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Simulation

chapter 14|22 pages

Test Bed for Evaluation of Power Grid Cyber-Infrastructure

ByDavid C. Bergman, David M. Nicol

chapter 15|17 pages

System Approach to Simulations for Training: Instruction, Technology, and Process Engineering

BySae Schatz, Denise Nicholson, Rhianon Dolletski

chapter 16|28 pages

Concurrent Simulation for Online Optimization of Discrete Event Systems

ByChristos G. Cassandras, Christos G. Panayiotou

section IV|1 pages

Tools and Applications

chapter 17|19 pages

Toward Accurate Simulation of Large-Scale Systems via Time Dilation

ByJames Edmondson, Douglas C. Schmidt

chapter 18|21 pages

Simulation for Operator Training in Production Machinery

ByGerhard Rath

chapter 19|39 pages

Real-Time Simulation Platform for Controller Design, Test, and Redesign

BySavaş Şahin, Yalçın I.şler, Cüneyt Güzeliş

chapter 20|22 pages

Automotive Real-Time Simulatio: Modeling and Applications

ByJohannes Scharpf, Robert Höpler, Jeffrey Hillyard

chapter 21|26 pages

Specification and Simulation of Automotive Functionality Using AUTOSAR

ByMarco Di Natale

chapter 22|32 pages

Modelica as a Platform for Real-Time Simulation

ByJohn J. Batteh, Michael M. Tiller, Dietmar Winkler

chapter 23|17 pages

Real-Time Simulation of Physical Systems Using Simscape™

BySteve Miller, Jeff Wendlandt

chapter 24|24 pages

Systematic Derivation of Hybrid System Models for Hydraulic Systems

ByJeremy Hodgson, Rick Hyde, Sanjiv Sharma