Title:  Simulation Tools and Techniques 

Code:  SNT 

Ac.Year:  2009/2010 

Term:  Summer 

Study plans:  

Language:  Czech 

Public info:  http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/SNT/public/ 

Credits:  5 

Completion:  accreditation+exam (written&verbal) 

Type of instruction:  Hour/sem  Lectures  Sem. Exercises  Lab. exercises  Comp. exercises  Other 

Hours:  39  0  0  0  13 

 Examination  Tests  Exercises  Laboratories  Other 

Points:  70  0  0  0  30 



Guarantee:  Češka Milan, prof. RNDr., CSc., DITS 

Lecturer:  Peringer Petr, Dr. Ing., DITS 
Instructor:  Hrubý Martin, Ing., Ph.D., DITS 

Faculty:  Faculty of Information Technology BUT 

Department:  Department of Intelligent Systems FIT BUT 

 Learning objectives: 

Students will be introduced to design and implementation principles of simulation systems. Further, the methods and techniques for modelling and simulation of various types of models will be presented.  Description: 

Theory of modelling and simulation, DEVS (Discrete Event System Specification) formalism. Simulation systems, their design and implementation. Algorithms used for simulation control, parallel and distributed simulation. Continuous, discrete, and combined simulation: model description methods, simulation tools, numerical methods. Special types of models; corresponding methods, techniques, and tools. Modelling of systems described by partial differential equations. Multimodels. Introduction to model validation and verification. Simulation experiment control. Simulation results analysis and visualization. Simulation system case study.  Knowledge and skills required for the course: 

Basic knowledge of modelling, simulation, algorithms, and numerical mathematics.  Subject specific learning outcomes and competences: 

The basics of modelling and simulation theory. Understanding the principles of simulation system implementation. Knowledge of advanced simulation methods and techniques.  Generic learning outcomes and competences: 

Creation of simulation tools, models, and practical use of simulation techniques  Syllabus of lectures: 

 Introduction. Theory of modelling and simulation, DEVS formalism.
 DEVS simulator.
 Simulation systems: classification, principles of design and implementation. Simulation control algorithms. Parallel and distributed simulation.
 Continuous simulation: numerical methods, stiff systems, algebraic loops. Dymola simulation system, Modelica language.
 Discrete simulation: implementation of events and processes. Queueing systems.
 Combined simulation: state events.
 Modelling of systems described by partial differential equations. Basics of sensitivity analysis.
 Digital systems simulation models and tools.
 Cellular automata.
 Models of uncertainty, using fuzzy logic in simulation.
 Multimodels. Model optimization methods. Qualitative simulation.
 Simulation experiment control, simulation results analysis. Introduction to model validation and verification. Visualization methods. User interfaces of simulation systems. Simulation and virtual reality.
 Simulation system implementation case study. Examples of simulation models.
 Syllabus  others, projects and individual work of students: 

 Individual solution of specified simulation problem, or extending of given simulation system to allow the use of new modelling methods.
 Fundamental literature: 

 Fishwick, P.: Simulation Model Design and Execution, Prentice Hall, 1995, ISBN 0130986097
 Law, A., Kelton, D.: Simulation Modelling and Analysis, McGrawHill, 2000, ISBN 0071008039
 Zeigler, B., Praehofer, H., Kim, T.: Theory of Modelling and Simulation, second edition, Academic Press, 2000, ISBN 0127784551
 Ross, S.: Simulation, Academic Press, 2002, ISBN 0125980531
 Cellier, F., Kofman, E.: Continuous System Simulation, Springer, 2006, ISBN: 9780387261027
 Fujimoto, R.: Parallel and Distribution Simulation Systems, John Wiley & Sons, 1999, ISBN:0471183830
 Chopard, B.: Cellular Automata Modelling od Physical Systems, Cambridge University Press, 1998, ISBN:0521673453
 Study literature: 

 Rábová Z. a kol.: Modelování a simulace, VUT Brno, 1992, ISBN 8021404809
 Cellier, F., Kofman, E.: Continuous System Simulation, Springer, 2006, ISBN: 9780387261027
 Fishwick, P.: Simulation Model Design and Execution, Prentice Hall, 1995, ISBN 0130986097
 Zeigler B., Praehofer H., Kim T.: Theory of Modelling and Simulation, 2nd edition, Academic Press, 2000
 Slides available online at WWW page.
 Controlled instruction: 

Within this course, attadance on the lectures is not monitored. The knowledge of students is examined by the projects and by the final exam. The minimal number of points which can be obtained from the final exam is 30. Otherwise, no points will be assigned to a student.  Exam prerequisites: 

At least half of the points for each project.  
