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Transient Deletion And The Quality Of Sequential Steady-State Simulation


Don McNickle, Gregory C. Ewing, Krysztof Pawlikowski

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ECMS 2007 Proceedings

Edited by: Ivan Zelinka, Zuzana Oplatkova, Alessandra Orsoni


ISBN: 978-0-9553018-2-7

Doi: 10.7148/2007


21st European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Prague, June 4-6, 2007


Citation format:

McNickle, D., Ewing, G. C., & Pawlikowski, K. (2007). Transient Deletion And The Quality Of Sequential Steady-State Simulation. ECMS 2007 Proceedings edited by: I. Zelinka, Z. Oplatkova, A. Orsoni (pp. 441-446). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2007-0441



In discrete event steady-state simulation, deletion of data from the initial transient phase of the simulation is usually recommended in order to reduce the bias of the final estimates. Various heuristics and tests have been proposed to aid with this. The plummeting cost of simulation, combined with uncertainties about the overall reliability of the estimation of the transient period, suggest revisiting the notion that deletion is essential, especially for longer simulations. We consider this in a sequential simulation framework

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