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Displaying the results.....................................................................................................................32 Running the simulation..........................................................................................................33 Additional ways to connect blocks ........................................................................................33
Straight line connection .................................................................................................................33 Multi-segment line connection ......................................................................................................33 Named connection .........................................................................................................................34
Plotting against multiple axes ................................................................................................35 The final Reservoir model .....................................................................................................37 Additional enhancements.......................................................................................................37
Introduction to hierarchy ...............................................................................................................37
The ExtendSim Navigator .............................................................................................................38 Cloning...................................................................................................................................39 Other modifications ...............................................................................................................40 Next steps...............................................................................................................................41
Simulation Concepts ................................................................................................ 43 Systems, models, and simulation...........................................................................................44 Systems .......................................................................................................................................... 44 Models ...........................................................................................................................................44 Simulation ...................................................................................................................................... 45 Modeling methodologies .......................................................................................................45 Comparison of main modeling methodologies..............................................................................46 Comparison table...........................................................................................................................47 Table of continuous, discrete event, and discrete rate differences.................................................47 Other modeling approaches ...................................................................................................49 Monte Carlo modeling...................................................................................................................49 State/Action models.......................................................................................................................51 Agent-based models.......................................................................................................................53 The modeling process ............................................................................................................56 Goals of modeling..........................................................................................................................56 The simulation process ..................................................................................................................57 Before you build a model...............................................................................................................57 Refining models.............................................................................................................................58 Model verification..........................................................................................................................58 Model validation............................................................................................................................59 Additional modeling terminology..........................................................................................59 Model parameters, variables, inputs, and outputs..........................................................................59 Constant values and random variables...........................................................................................60
CONTINUOUS MODELING
Introduction .............................................................................................................. 61 How the Continuous module is organized .............................................................................62 Blocks for building continuous models .................................................................................62
Using the ExtendSim blocks..........................................................................................................62 Building custom continuous blocks...............................................................................................63 Third-party libraries.......................................................................................................................63
Application areas ...................................................................................................................63 Next steps...............................................................................................................................64
Tutorial ..................................................................................................................... 65 Removing overflow from the Holding Tank..........................................................................66 Setting the maximum capacity.......................................................................................................66 Determining if there is too much water .........................................................................................67


































































































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