Activity cycle diagram

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There are many known modeling paradigms to describe the dynamics of system in process-oriented, event-based and activity-based view points. Among those modeling paradigms, the activity-based modeling is a natural way to represent the activity paradigm of discrete event simulation and our knowledge about a system. In activity-based modeling,[1] the dynamics of system is represented as an ACD (activity cycle diagram) which is a network model of the logical and temporal relationships among the activities. An ACD is easily implemented with the activity scanning method of simulation execution.[2]

Developing the activity cycle diagram[edit]

The methodology for constructing an activity cycle diagram consists of the following five steps :

  1. Specify the model domain.
  2. List all entities and their key attributes
  3. For each entity define its individual closed cycle of activity - queue - activity
  4. Merge the individual activity cycles
  5. Verify the logic of the diagram and amend as necessary.

External links[edit]

  • [1] INTRODUCTION TO DISCRETE EVENT SIMULATION
  • [2] MODEL DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE
  • [3] ACTIVITY CYCLE DIAGRAMS
  • [4] SIMULATION USING ARENA
  • [5] ADVANCED SIMULATION USING ARENA
  • [6] SIMULATION OUTPUT ANALYSIS

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.informs-sim.org/wsc97papers/1127.PDF
  2. ^ http://www.thesimguy.com/articles/simModMeth.pdf