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TitleComparison of SIMIO and ARENA simulation tools
Author(s)Vieira, António
Dias, Luís M. S.
Pereira, Guilherme
Oliveira, José A.
Issue dateJun-2014
Abstract(s)The purpose of this paper is to establish a comparison between Simio and Arena, helping a vast community of simulation practitioners to gain access to advanced modelling capabilities to address complex problems. Several aspects were compared, such as: concept of simulation models, animation development, modelling philosophies, Simio libraries and Arena templates, concept of entities, interface of the tools and Simio objects versus Arena blocks. The comparison was consolidated through the analysis of two case studies where the authors aimed to emphasize the way each simulation tool addresses some important issues related to model construction. The several compared aspects indicate the many advantages of using the more recent tool. Thus, this object-oriented tool appears to have all the conditions to trigger a widespread paradigm shift in the way practitioners build models.
TypeConference paper
Publisher version
AccessOpen access
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