Modeling and Simulation Training
Modeling is the process of producing a model; a simulation of a system is the operation of a model of the system.
Modeling and simulation have long been used in engineering. M&S helps to reduce costs, increase the quality of products and systems, and document and archive lessons learned. Because the results of a simulation are only as good as the underlying model, engineers, operators, and analysts need to pay particular attention to its construction.
The model can be reconfigured and experimented with, although usually this is impossible, too expensive or impractical to do in the system it represents. The operation of the model can be studied, and hence, properties concerning the behavior of the actual system, or its subsystem can be inferred.
In its broadest sense, simulation is a tool to evaluate the performance of a system, existing or proposed, under different configurations of interest and over long periods of real time.
Simulation is used before an existing system is altered or a new system built, to reduce the chances of failure to meet specifications, to eliminate unforeseen bottlenecks, to prevent under or over-utilization of resources, and to optimize system performance.
Modeling and simulation are common tools in the engineering field and their use often results in multivariate systems (example in antenna simulation and modeling is MIMO – Multiple Input Multiple Output or Phased Array Antennas).
These systems are usually described by implicit nonlinear equations. In general, the simulation software available does not evaluate the uncertainties associated with the variables and rarely discloses the equipment models used, which with some effort allow the calculation of these uncertainties.
In recent years, Computer modeling and simulation has been gaining popularity in both government and industry. Computer simulation modeling can assist in the design, creation and evaluation of complex systems.
The uses of simulation in business are varied and it is often utilized when conducting experiments on a real system is impossible or impractical, often because of cost or time.
The ability to analyze the model as it runs sets simulation modeling apart from other methods, such as those using Excel or linear programming. By being able to inspect processes and interact with a simulation model in action, both understanding and trust are quickly built.
More to the point, simulation modeling solves real-world problems safely and efficiently. It provides an important method of analysis which is easily verified, communicated and understood. Across industries and disciplines, simulation modeling provides valuable solutions by giving clear insights into complex systems.
Specific reasons to use simulation and modeling, include:
- To determine affordability such as the economic feasibility of a project
- To increase safety for workers who do at risk tasks
- To increase awareness of how organizations function as in assessing workflow
- To train individuals across many locations
- To make better decisions by creating an expert system that uses mathematical models
Another application involves simulating how a physical change to a system will affect its performance. For example, NASA has explored drone aerodynamics with logical models simulating air pressures and currents around the rotors. That information could potentially be used to develop designs that reduce turbulence, which would make the vehicles quieter in operation.
Modeling and Simulation Training Courses by Tonex
Tonex offer eight great modeling and simulation courses specifically created to meet the need for mission-critical applications and systems engineering and prepare participants for the critical modeling and simulation of components, subsystems, systems, system of systems (SoS), and capabilities.
Our courses range from Fundamentals of Modeling and Simulation Training Workshop to Monte Carlo Simulation Training.
Reflecting today’s call for enhanced security (and cybersecurity) practices, several of our courses involve the use of M&S to improve security operations. The 2-day Threat Simulation and Modeling Training course for example teaches participants the various types of threat modeling techniques and helps apply threat modeling as an advanced preventive form of security.
The Tonex Electronic Warfare Threat Modeling and Simulation Training course provides modeling and simulation of classic and new threat environment applied to Electronic Warfare (EW) foundation. This course is designed for military professionals, analysts, engineers, electrical engineers, project managers, electronic warfare technical professionals and anyone involved in planning, analysis, modeling and simulation of Electronic Warfare Threat in the new environment.
Why Choose Tonex?
We have been offering technology and advanced business training for nearly 30 years. Our clients range from individuals and small companies to Fortune 500 corporations. Many are repeat customers.
We have been successful because our instructors are world class — the best in their fields of expertise with real-world experience to help attendees better understand topics.
Tonex will also tailor courses to meet the specific needs of organizations. Just ask us, we’re happy to work with you.
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Modeling and Simulation Training