Title: A hierarchical approach for validating simulation models

Authors: Steven R. Irvine, Reuven R. Levary

Addresses: Peachtree Consulting Services, 736C Westbrook Village Drive, Manchester, MO 63021, USA. Department of Decision Sciences and MIS School of Business and, Administration, Saint Louis University, 3674 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108, USA

Abstract: The most common procedures used for validating simulation models are briefly reviewed. The validation procedures are organised into a hierarchical framework that introduces a structured approach to the validation process. Application of the validation procedures according to the hierarchical framework results in a systematic approach to simulation model validation. A systematic approach increases the efficiency of the validation process by reducing the time and resources spent on it.

Keywords: simulation; validation; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2002.000284

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2002 Vol.15 No.1/2/3, pp.92-97

Available online: 15 Jul 2003 *

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