SimEvents

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SimEvents
SimEvents Library.png
Aircraft Maintenance Facility Model.png
SimEvents model showing resource allocation at an aircraft refueling facility
Developer(s) MathWorks
Stable release
5.0 / March 3, 2016 (2016-03-03)
Operating system Cross-platform[1]
Type List of discrete event simulation software
License Proprietary
Website SimEvents

SimEvents is a discrete event simulation tool developed by MathWorks. It adds a library of graphical building blocks for modeling queuing systems to the Simulink environment. It also adds an event-based simulation engine to the time-based simulation engine in Simulink [2]


Capabilities[edit]

SimEvents provides a graphical drag-and-drop interface for building a discrete-event model.[3]

It provides libraries of entity generators, random number generators, queues, servers, graphical displays and statistics reporting blocks.[4]

Integration with MATLAB allows customization of the process flow in a SimEvents model. A MATLAB function can be developed to represent a task-scheduling sequence, routing of parts, or production recipes in a process flow. Since the two programs are within the same tools environment, it is straightforward to generate custom random distributions of input tasks, optimize a process, as well as to generate custom statistics.[5]

SimEvents and Simulink can be used in the same simulation model to simulate hybrid or multi-domain systems that have both time-based and event-based components.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ MathWorks - SimEvents - Requirements
  2. ^ Cassandras, Christos (2007-11-27). "Introduction to Discrete-Event Simulation". Springer US. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  3. ^ Gray, Michael (2007-11-01). "Discrete Event Simulation: A review of SimEvents". Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 62-66. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  4. ^ Gray, Michael (2007-11-01). "Discrete Event Simulation: A review of SimEvents". Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 62-66. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  5. ^ Gray, Michael (2007-11-01). "Discrete Event Simulation: A review of SimEvents". Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 62-66. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  6. ^ Cassandras, Christos (2006-06-07). "Hybrid system simulation with SimEvents". Second IFAC Conference on Analysis and Design of Hybrid Systems, 2006. Retrieved 2009-11-04.