How to build valid and credible simulation models

  • Averill M. Law
  • Published 2005 in
    Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation…

Abstract

In this tutorial we present techniques for building valid and credible simulation models. Ideas to be discussed include the importance of a definitive problem formulation, discussions with subject-matter experts, interacting with the decision-maker on a regular basis, development of a written assumptions document, structured walk-through of the assumptions document, use of sensitivity analysis to determine important model factors, and comparison of model and system output data for an existing system (if any). Each idea will be illustrated by one or more real-world examples. We will also discuss the difficulty in using formal statistical techniques (e.g., confidence intervals) to validate simulation models.

Extracted Key Phrases

1 Figure or Table

0102030'04'06'08'10'12'14'16
Citations per Year

158 Citations

Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 158 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

Cite this paper

@article{Law2005HowTB, title={How to build valid and credible simulation models}, author={Averill M. Law}, journal={Proceedings of the 2006 Winter Simulation Conference}, year={2005}, pages={58-66} }