This paper presents criteria for an 'ideal' simulation language, compares four traditional simulation languages to this ideal and concludes that an object-oriented approach to simulation comes closer to the ideal than the traditional procedural approach. It also examines how the object-oriented approach can be very beneficial for distributing a simulation problem among several machines. A distributed object-oriented package is described and a manufacturing example written and explained using this package.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Digital computer simulation; Discrete-time systems; Object-oriented programming (Computer science)
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
Hendry, Barbara, "Distributed object-oriented discrete event simulation" (1990). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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