# What is the difference between discrete and continuous simulation?

## What is the difference between discrete and continuous simulation?

Discrete event simulation (DES) models the operation of a system as a sequence of discrete events that occur in different time intervals. Continuous simulation (CS) models the operations of a system to continuously track system responses through the duration of the simulation.

## What is meant by discrete event simulation?

Discrete event simulation (DES) is a method used to model real world systems that can be decomposed into a set of logically separate processes that autonomously progress through time. Each event occurs on a specific process, and is assigned a logical time (a timestamp).

## What is continuous system simulation?

Continuous System Simulation describes systematically and methodically how mathematical models of dynamic systems, usually described by sets of either ordinary or partial differential equations possibly coupled with algebraic equations, can be simulated on a digital computer.

## What is event based simulation?

Event-based simulators operate by taking events, one at a time, and propagating them through a design until a steady state condition is achieved. Any change in input stimulus is identified as an event. The design models include timing and functionality.

## Why do we use continuous simulation?

Continuous simulation is appropriate for systems with a continuous state that changes continuously over time. An example of such a systems is the amount of liquid in a tank and or its temperature. Such a system can be described by differential equations.

## What is meant by the system state in a simulation?

Elements of a System Model System State represents a collection of variables that is sufficient for describing the system at any given time. These variables are usually defined as a subset of the collective set of individual entity attributes. Events are instantaneous occurrences that changes the state. of the system.

## What is an example of continuous production?

In a continuous process, as suggested by the name, the flow of material or product is continuous. Processing the materials in different equipment produces the products. Some examples of continuous processes are pasta production, tomato sauce and juice production, ice cream production, mayonnaise production, etc .

## Which is the best software for simulation?

Top 7 Simulation Software in 2018

• AnyLogic. AnyLogic is a simulation modeling tool created by the AnyLogic Company.
• MATLAB. MATLAB is perhaps the most popular simulation software on this list.
• SimScale.
• Simul8.
• COMSOL Multiphysics.