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Real-Time Simulation Technologies: Principles, Methodologies, and Applications

Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Editors
  8. Contributors
  9. Introduction
  10. SECTION I Basic Simulation Technologies and Fundamentals
    1. Chapter 1 Real-Time Simulation Using Hybrid Models
    2. Chapter 2 Formalized Approach for the Design of Real-Time Distributed Computer Systems
    3. Chapter 3 Principles of DEVS Model Verification for Real-Time Embedded Applications
    4. Chapter 4 Optimizing Discrete Modeling and Simulation for Real-Time Constraints with Metaprogramming
    5. Chapter 5 Modeling with UML and Its Real-Time Profiles
    6. Chapter 6 Modeling and Simulation of Timing Behavior with the Timing Definition Language
  11. SECTION II Real-Time Simulation for System Design
    1. Chapter 7 Progressive Simulation-Based Design for Networked Real-Time Embedded Systems
    2. Chapter 8 Validator Tool Suite: Filling the Gap between Conventional Software-in-the-Loop and Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Environments
    3. Chapter 9 Modern Methodology of Electric System Design Using Rapid-Control Prototyping and Hardware-in-the-Loop
    4. Chapter 10 Modeling Multiprocessor Real-Time Systems at Transaction Level
    5. Chapter 11 Service-Based Simulation Framework for Performance Estimation of Embedded Systems
    6. Chapter 12 Consistency Management of UML Models
  12. SECTION III Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Simulation
    1. Chapter 13 Interactive Flight Control System Development and Validation with Real-Time Simulation
    2. Chapter 14 Test Bed for Evaluation of Power Grid Cyber-Infrastructure
    3. Chapter 15 System Approach to Simulations for Training: Instruction, Technology, and Process Engineering
    4. Chapter 16 Concurrent Simulation for Online Optimization of Discrete Event Systems
  13. SECTION IV Tools and Applications
    1. Chapter 17 Toward Accurate Simulation of Large-Scale Systems via Time Dilation
    2. Chapter 18 Simulation for Operator Training in Production Machinery
    3. Chapter 19 Real-Time Simulation Platform for Controller Design, Test, and Redesign
    4. Chapter 20 Automotive Real-Time Simulation: Modeling and Applications
    5. Chapter 21 Specification and Simulation of Automotive Functionality Using AUTOSAR
    6. Chapter 22 Modelica as a Platform for Real-Time Simulation
    7. Chapter 23 Real-Time Simulation of Physical Systems Using Simscape™
    8. Chapter 24 Systematic Derivation of Hybrid System Models for Hydraulic Systems
  14. Index