Pictorial modeling of dynamic systems

António S. Câmara, Francisco C. Ferreira, Edmundo Nobre, José E. Fialho

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Abstract

The world may be considered to consist of interacting objects. An object‐oriented view is missing, however, in traditional system dynamics models. An attempt to develop a simulation methodology based on this view and using extended cellular automata principles is documented in this article. This methodology relies on pictorial entities representing real or abstract objects and a set of intuitive behavior and interaction rules. A simple predator‐prey model shows how such a pictorial simulation approach compares with traditional system dynamics models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-373
Number of pages13
JournalSystem Dynamics Review
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994

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Câmara, António S. ; Ferreira, Francisco C. ; Nobre, Edmundo ; Fialho, José E. / Pictorial modeling of dynamic systems. In: System Dynamics Review. 1994 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 361-373.
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