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Books > Computing & IT > Applications of computing > Computer modelling & simulation

Systems Analysis and Design (Hardcover, 11th Edition): Harry J. Rosenblatt, Scott Tilley Systems Analysis and Design (Hardcover, 11th Edition)
Harry J. Rosenblatt, Scott Tilley
R801 R685 Discovery Miles 6 850 Save R116 (14%) In stock

Discover a practical, streamlined, updated approach to information systems development that covers both traditional and emerging technologies and approaches to systems analysis and design. SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN, 11E offers a well-organized, streamlined approach. Chapter objectives are keyed directly to chapter headings, making content easy to comprehend and convenient to study. Numerous real-world examples and screenshots ensure content is current and relevant. In addition, key terms at the end of the chapter now include definitions so you don't have to flip back and forth to a glossary. Exercises throughout this edition emphasize critical thinking and IT skills in a dynamic, business-related environment. This new edition offers everything you need to prepare for success in today's intensely competitive and rapidly changing business world.

Principles Of Business Information Systems (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Ralph Stair, George Reynolds, Thomas Chesney Principles Of Business Information Systems (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Ralph Stair, George Reynolds, Thomas Chesney 2
R709 R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Save R103 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Now in its third edition, Principles of Business Information Systems has been fully updated with new cases, new questions and assignments and the latest technologies, whilst also retaining its comprehensive coverage of Information Systems issues.

This new international edition also boasts a wealth of real world examples from a broad range of countries and updated coverage of IT and technological issues, making it perfect for courses that prepare students for the modern corporate world.

Simulating Innovation - Computer-Based Tools for Rethinking Innovation (Paperback): Christopher Watts, Nigel Gilbert Simulating Innovation - Computer-Based Tools for Rethinking Innovation (Paperback)
Christopher Watts, Nigel Gilbert
R676 Discovery Miles 6 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Christopher Watts and Nigel Gilbert explore the generation, diffusion and impact of innovations, which can now be studied using computer simulations. Agent-based simulation models can be used to explain the innovation that emerges from interactions among complex, adaptive, diverse networks of firms, people, technologies, practices and resources. This book provides a critical review of recent advances in agent-based modelling and other forms of the simulation of innovation. Elements explored include: diffusion of innovations, social networks, organisational learning, science models, adopting and adapting, and technological evolution and innovation networks. Many of the models featured in the book can be downloaded from the book's accompanying website. Bringing together simulation models from several innovation-related fields, this book will prove a fascinating read for academics and researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including: innovation studies, evolutionary economics, complexity science, organisation studies, social networks, and science and technology studies. Scholars and researchers in the areas of computer science, operational research and management science will also be interested in the uses of simulation models to improve the understanding of organisation.

3D-Printed Body Architecture (Paperback): Neil Leach, Behnaz Farahi 3D-Printed Body Architecture (Paperback)
Neil Leach, Behnaz Farahi
R582 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R173 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Some architects dream of 3D-printing houses. Some even fantasise about 3D-printing entire cities. But what is the real potential of 3D printing for architects? This issue focuses on another strand of 3D-printing practice emerging among architects operating at a much smaller scale that is potentially more significant. Several architects have been working with the fashion industry to produce some exquisitely designed 3D-printed wearables. Other architects have been 3D-printing food, jewellery and other items at the scale of the human body. But what is the significance of this work? And how do these 3D-printed body-scale items relate to the discipline of architecture? Are they merely a distraction from the real business of the architect? Or do they point towards a new form of proto-architecture - like furniture, espresso makers and pavilions before them - that tests out architectural ideas and explores tectonic properties at a smaller scale? Or does this work constitute an entirely new arena of design? In other words, is 3D printing at the human scale to be seen as a new genre of 'body architecture'? This issue contains some of the most exciting work in this field today, and seeks to chart and analyse its significance. Contributors include: Paola Antonelli/MoMA, Francis Bitonti, Niccolo Casas, Behnaz Farahi, Madeline Gannon, Eric Goldemberg/MONAD Studio, Kyle von Hasseln/3D Systems Culinary Lab, Rem D Koolhaas, Julia K rner, Neil Leach, Steven Ma/Xuberance, Neri Oxman/MIT Media Lab, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, Gilles Retsin, Jessica Rosenkrantz/Nervous System, and Patrik Schumacher/Zaha Hadid Architects.

Digital Property - Open-source Architecture (Paperback): Wendy W. Fok, Antoine Picon Digital Property - Open-source Architecture (Paperback)
Wendy W. Fok, Antoine Picon
R679 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R270 (40%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Even more than authorship, ownership is challenged by the rise of digital and computational methods of design and production. These challenges are simultaneously legal, ethical and economic. How are new methods of fabrication and manufacture going to irreversibly change not only ways of working, but also designers ethics and their stance on ownership? In his 2013 second-term State of the Union address, President Obama stated that 3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything . Nowhere will the impact of 3D printing be felt greater than in the architectural and design communities. When anyone can print out an object or structure from a digital file, will designers still exert the same creative rights or will they need to develop new practice and payment models? As architecture becomes more collaborative with open-source processes, will the emphasis on signature as the basis of ownership remain relevant? How will wider teams working globally be accredited and compensated? This issue of AD explores this subject; it features the work of designers who are developing wholly new approaches to practice by exploring means of commercialising process-based products rather than objects. Contributors: Phil Bernstein, Mark Garcia, Antoine Picon, Carlo Ratti and David Ruy Featured architects: Francis Bitonti, Marjan Colletti, Wendy W Fok, Panagiotis Michalatos, Jose Sanchez, Thibault Schwartz, Aaron Sprecher, Feng Xu and Philip Yuan

3D Printing Projects - Amazing Ideas to Design and Make (Hardcover): Dk 3D Printing Projects - Amazing Ideas to Design and Make (Hardcover)
Dk
R258 R179 Discovery Miles 1 790 Save R79 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Fourteen incredible 3D printing projects for kids to design and print their own toys, gadgets, models, and ornaments without the need for a 3D printer at home.

Using freely available online 3D modelling/CAD programmes, 3D Printing Projects has inspiration and instructions for a wide range of thrilling projects, from simple models you can print and assemble at home to more elaborate builds you can design on screen and then order online. Taking children 9 years old+ through how a 3D printer works and what type of 3D printers there are to 3D scanning and preparing files, this is the perfect introduction to this exciting and ever-expanding technology.

Each project has a print time, details of filament needed and a difficulty rating from easy for beginners to difficult for those looking for a new challenge. Step-by-step instructions walk you through the 3D design process, from digital modelling and sculpting to slicing, printing, and painting so that children can make their own shark-shaped phone stand or chess set!

Join the 3D printing revolution today with DK's 3D Printing Projects book.

Projects in the book: desk tidy, impossible box, dinosaur stamp, coat hook, photo frame, treasure box, phone stands, star lantern, plant pot, fridge magnet, racing car, troll family, chess set and castle.

AAD Algorithms-Aided Design - Parametric Strategies using Grasshopper (Paperback): Arturo Tedeschi AAD Algorithms-Aided Design - Parametric Strategies using Grasshopper (Paperback)
Arturo Tedeschi
R944 Discovery Miles 9 440 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Algorithmic design is not simply the use of computer to design architecture and objects. Algorithms allow designers to overcome the limitations of traditional CAD software and 3D modelers, reaching a level of complexity and control which is beyond the human manual ability. Algorithms-Aided Design presents design methods based on the use of Grasshopper (R), a visual algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhinoceros (R), the 3D modeling software by McNeel & Associates allowing users to explore accurate freeform shapes. The book provides computational techniques to develop and control complex geometries, covering parametric modeling, digital fabrication techniques, form-finding strategies, environmental analysis and structural optimization. It also features case studies and contributions by researchers and designers from world's most influential universities and leading architecture firms.

Discrete - Reappraising the Digital in Architecture (Paperback): Gilles Retsin Discrete - Reappraising the Digital in Architecture (Paperback)
Gilles Retsin
R783 R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Save R303 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

After two decades of experimentation with the digital, the prevalent paradigm of formal continuity is being revised and questioned by an emerging generation of architects and theorists. While the world struggles with a global housing crisis and the impact of accelerated automation on labour, digital designers' narrow focus on mere style and continuous differentiation seems increasingly out of touch. This issue charts an emerging body of work that is based on a computational understanding of the discrete part or building block - elements that are as scalable, accessible and versatile as digital data. The discrete proposes that a new, digital understanding of assembly, based on parts, contains the greatest promise for a complex, open-ended, adaptable architecture. This approach capitalises on the digital economy and automation, with the potential of the digital to democratise production and increase access. The digital not only has deep implications for how we design and produce architecture; it is first and foremost a new system of production with economic, social and political consequences that need to be taken into account. This issue presents a diverse body of work focused on the notion of the discrete: from design experiments and aesthetics, to urban models, tectonics, distributed robots, new material organisations and post-capitalist scenarios engaging with automation. Contributors: Viola Ago, Mario Carpo, Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou, Mollie Claypool, Manuel Jimenez Garc a, Daniel Koehler and Rasa Navasaityte, Immanuel Koh, Neil Leach, Ryan Manning, Philippe Morel, M Casey Rehm, Jose Sanchez, Marrikka Trotter, Manja van de Worp, Maria Yablonina and Lei Zheng. Featured Architects: Kengo Kuma, Lab-eds, Plethora Project, MadM, EZCT, Eragatory and Studio Kinch.

Introducing Autodesk Maya 2016 - Autodesk Official Press (Paperback): Dariush Derakhshani Introducing Autodesk Maya 2016 - Autodesk Official Press (Paperback)
Dariush Derakhshani
R1,002 R664 Discovery Miles 6 640 Save R338 (34%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Start modeling right away with this hands-on guide to learning Autodesk Maya 2016 Introducing Autodesk Maya 2016 is the official guide to the most popular and complex 3D application on the market. Building from the ground up, this book combines straightforward text with practical examples that make it easy to absorb the basics and start designing and animating your own digital models and scenes. The tutorials offer realistic challenges and clear explanations, laid out in fun, step-by-step lessons that help you gain confidence and learn by doing. You'll delve into CG and 3D core concepts and production workflows, then get right to work designing an animation of the solar system as you learn the interface and basic tools. As your modeling skills grow, you'll build a steam locomotive, a starfish, a table lamp, and much more as you learn to rig your model for animation, create fabric motion with nCloth, and add the lighting and effects that bring your scenes to life. The companion website features downloadable project files that help you see how the pros do it, and the book includes real-world examples from talented users who were beginners just like you. * Master the Maya 2016 interface, menus, and plug-ins * Begin building simple animations right away * Explore modeling, rendering, animation, and cloth motion * Add lighting, rendering, dynamics, simulations, and effects If you want to work like the pros, Introducing Autodesk Maya 2016 is the perfect primer for getting started.

BIM Design - Realising the Creative Potential of Building Information Modelling (Hardcover): Richard Garber BIM Design - Realising the Creative Potential of Building Information Modelling (Hardcover)
Richard Garber
R606 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330 Save R173 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Building information modelling (BIM) is revolutionising building design and construction. For architects, BIM has the potential to optimise their creativity while reducing risk in the design and construction process, thus giving them a more significant role in the building process. This book demonstrates how innovative firms are using BIM technologies to move design away from the utilitarian problems of construction, engaging them in a stunning new future in the built environment. Whereas recent books about BIM have tended to favour case-study analyses or instruction on the use of specific software, BIM Design highlights how day-to-day design operations are shaped by the increasingly generative and collaborative aspects of these new tools. BIM strategies are described as operations that can enhance design rather than simply make it more efficient. Thus this book focuses on the specific creative uses of information modelling at the operational level, including the creative development of parametric geometries and generative design, the evaluation of environmental performance and the simulation and scheduling of construction/fabrication operations. This book also engages BIM s pragmatic efficiencies such as the conflict checking of building systems and the creation of bills of quantities for costing; and in so doing it demonstrates how BIM can make such activities collaborative. Throughout, projects are used to illustrate the creative application of BIM at a variety of scales. These buildings showcase work by fi rms executing projects all over the world: SHoP Architects and Construction (New York), Morphosis (Los Angeles), Populous (London), GRO Architects (New York), Reiser + Umemoto (New York), Gensler (Shanghai) and UNStudio (Amsterdam).

Adobe Dimension CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) (Paperback): Kevin Bomberry Adobe Dimension CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release) (Paperback)
Kevin Bomberry
R1,128 R686 Discovery Miles 6 860 Save R442 (39%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The exciting new Adobe Dimension CC empowers graphic designers to create high-quality photorealistic imagery using 2D and 3D assets -- and if you have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, it's already included. Now, Adobe Dimension CC Classroom in a Book offers complete hands-on training to help you master it quickly and easily. Straight from Adobe Press, this is the latest in our best-selling series of official Adobe software training guides -- packed with self-paced lessons and downloadable files designed by Adobe training experts. Each chapter contains a project that builds on your growing knowledge of the program, and end-of-chapter review questions reinforce each lesson. Long-time Adobe design consultant and educator Keith Gilbert covers all you need to know about building scenes, applying and editing surface materials, customizing lighting, rendering, and much more -- even if you've never worked with 3D tools before!

SysML Distilled - A Brief Guide to the Systems Modeling Language (Paperback): Lenny Delligatti SysML Distilled - A Brief Guide to the Systems Modeling Language (Paperback)
Lenny Delligatti
R772 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R190 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Systems Modeling Language (SysML) extends UML with powerful systems engineering capabilities for modeling a wider spectrum of systems and capturing all aspects of a system's design. SysML Distilled is the first clear, concise guide for everyone who wants to start creating effective SysML models. (Drawing on his pioneering experience at Lockheed Martin and NASA, Lenny Delligatti illuminates SysML's core components and provides practical advice to help you create good models and good designs. Delligatti begins with an easy-to-understand overview of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and an explanation of how SysML enables effective system specification, analysis, design, optimization, verification, and validation. Next, he shows how to use all nine types of SysML diagrams, even if you have no previous experience with modeling languages. A case study running through the text demonstrates the use of SysML in modeling a complex, real-world sociotechnical system. Modeled after Martin Fowler's classic UML Distilled, Delligatti's indispensable guide quickly teaches you what you need to know to get started and helps you deepen your knowledge incrementally as the need arises. Like SysML itself, the book is method independent and is designed to support whatever processes, procedures, and tools you already use. Coverage Includes Why SysML was created and the business case for using it Quickly putting SysML to practical use What to know before you start a SysML modeling project Essential concepts that apply to all SysML diagrams SysML diagram elements and relationships Diagramming block definitions, internal structures, use cases, activities, interactions, state machines, constraints, requirements, and packages Using allocations to define mappings among elements across a model SysML notation tables, version changes, and sources for more information

BIM and Construction Management - Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Brad Hardin, Dave McCool BIM and Construction Management - Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Brad Hardin, Dave McCool
R863 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R299 (35%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A sleeker, more comprehensive approach to construction projects BIM and Construction Management, Second Edition is a complete integration guide, featuring practical advice, project tested methods and workflows, and tutorials for implementing Building Information Modeling and technology in construction. Updated to align with the latest software editions from Autodesk, Trimble and Bentley, this book provides a common sense approach to leveraging BIM to provide significant value throughout a project's life cycle. This book outlines a results-focused approach which shows you how to incorporate BIM and other technologies into all phases of construction management, such as: Project planning: Set up the BIM project to succeed right from the start by using the right contracts, the right processes and the right technology Marketing: How to exceed customer expectations and market your brand of BIM to win. Pre-construction: Take a practical approach to engineer out risks in your project by using the model early to virtually build and analyze your project, prior to physical construction. Construction: Leverage the model throughout construction to build safer and with better quality. Field work: Learn how mobile technologies have disrupted the way we work in the field to optimize efficiencies and access information faster. Closeout: Deliver a better product to your customer that goes beyond the physical structure and better prepares them for future operations. Additionally, the book provides a look at technology trends in construction and a thoughtful perspective into potential use cases going forward. BIM and Construction Management, Second Edition builds on what has changed in the construction landscape and highlights a new way of delivering BIM-enabled projects. Aligning to industry trends such as Lean, integrated delivery methods, mobile platforms and cloud-based collaboration this book illustrates how using BIM and technology efficiently can create value.

The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture - Modeling Buildings, Visualizing Design, and Creating Construction Documents with... The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture - Modeling Buildings, Visualizing Design, and Creating Construction Documents with SketchUp Pro and LayOut (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Michael Brightman
R1,099 R747 Discovery Miles 7 470 Save R352 (32%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A guide for leveraging SketchUp for any project size, type, or style. New construction or renovation. The revised and updated second edition of The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture offers guidelines for taking SketchUp to the next level in order to incorporate it into every phase of the architectural design process. The text walks through each step of the SketchUp process from the early stages of schematic design and model organization for both renovation and new construction projects to final documentation and shows how to maximize the LayOut toolset for drafting and presentations. Written by a noted expert in the field, the text is filled with tips and techniques to access the power of SketchUp and its related suite of tools. The book presents a flexible workflow method that helps to make common design tasks easier and gives users the information needed to incorporate varying degrees of SketchUp into their design process. Filled with best practices for organizing projects and drafting schematics, this resource also includes suggestions for working with LayOut, an underused but valuable component of SketchUp Pro. In addition, tutorial videos compliment the text and clearly demonstrate more advanced methods. This important text: Presents intermediate and advanced techniques for architects who want to use SketchUp in all stages of the design process Includes in-depth explanations on using the LayOut tool set that contains example plans, details, sections, presentations, and other information Updates the first edition to reflect the changes to SketchUp 2018 and the core functionalities, menus, tools, inferences, arc tools, reporting, and much more Written by a SketchUp authorized trainer who has an active online platform and extensive connections within the SketchUp community Contains accompanying tutorial videos that demonstrate some of the more advanced SketchUp tips and tricks Written for professional architects, as well as professionals in interior design and landscape architecture, The SketchUp Workflow for Architecture offers a revised and updated resource for using SketchUp in all aspects of the architectural design process.

An Introductory Course in Computational Neuroscience (Hardcover): Paul Miller An Introductory Course in Computational Neuroscience (Hardcover)
Paul Miller
R930 R781 Discovery Miles 7 810 Save R149 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A textbook for students with limited background in mathematics and computer coding, emphasizing computer tutorials that guide readers in producing models of neural behavior. This introductory text teaches students to understand, simulate, and analyze the complex behaviors of individual neurons and brain circuits. It is built around computer tutorials that guide students in producing models of neural behavior, with the associated Matlab code freely available online. From these models students learn how individual neurons function and how, when connected, neurons cooperate in a circuit. The book demonstrates through simulated models how oscillations, multistability, post-stimulus rebounds, and chaos can arise within either single neurons or circuits, and it explores their roles in the brain. The book first presents essential background in neuroscience, physics, mathematics, and Matlab, with explanations illustrated by many example problems. Subsequent chapters cover the neuron and spike production; single spike trains and the underlying cognitive processes; conductance-based models; the simulation of synaptic connections; firing-rate models of large-scale circuit operation; dynamical systems and their components; synaptic plasticity; and techniques for analysis of neuron population datasets, including principal components analysis, hidden Markov modeling, and Bayesian decoding. Accessible to undergraduates in life sciences with limited background in mathematics and computer coding, the book can be used in a "flipped" or "inverted" teaching approach, with class time devoted to hands-on work on the computer tutorials. It can also be a resource for graduate students in the life sciences who wish to gain computing skills and a deeper knowledge of neural function and neural circuits.

R Graphics Cookbook 2e (Paperback): Winston Chang R Graphics Cookbook 2e (Paperback)
Winston Chang
R1,425 R818 Discovery Miles 8 180 Save R607 (43%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This O'Reilly cookbook provides more than 150 recipes to help scientists, engineers, programmers, and data analysts generate high-quality graphs quickly-without having to comb through all the details of R's graphing systems. Each recipe tackles a specific problem with a solution you can apply to your own project and includes a discussion of how and why the recipe works. Most of the recipes in this second edition use the updated version of the ggplot2 package, a powerful and flexible way to make graphs in R. You'll also find expanded content about the visual design of graphics. If you have at least a basic understanding of the R language, you're ready to get started with this easy-to-use reference. Use R's default graphics for quick exploration of data Create a variety of bar graphs, line graphs, and scatter plots Summarize data distributions with histograms, density curves, box plots, and more Provide annotations to help viewers interpret data Control the overall appearance of graphics Explore options for using colors in plots Create network graphs, heat maps, and 3D scatter plots Get your data into shape using packages from the tidyverse

Simulation with Arena (Hardcover, 6th edition): W. David Kelton, Randall P Sadowski, Nancy B. Zupick, Nancy B. Swets Simulation with Arena (Hardcover, 6th edition)
W. David Kelton, Randall P Sadowski, Nancy B. Zupick, Nancy B. Swets
R3,380 Discovery Miles 33 800 In stock

"Simulation with Arena" provides a comprehensive treatment of simulation using industry-standard Arena software. The text starts by having the reader develop simple high-level models, and then progresses to advanced modeling and analysis. Statistical design and analysis of simulation experiments is integrated with the modeling chapters, reflecting the importance of mathematical modeling of these activities.

An informal, tutorial writing style is used to aid the beginner in fully understanding the ideas and topics presented. The academic version of Arena and example files are available through the book's website.

McGraw-Hill is proud to offer Connect with the sixth edition of Kelton's, "Simulation with Arena." This innovative and powerful system helps your students learn more efficiently and gives you the ability to customize your homework problems simply and easily. Track individual student performance - by question, assignment, or in relation to the class overall with detailed grade reports. ConnectPlus provides students with all the advantages of Connect, plus 24/7 access to an eBook. Kelton's" Simulation with Arena," sixth edition, includes the power of McGraw-Hill&#39s "LearnSmart" a proven adaptive learning system that helps students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge through a series of adaptive questions. This innovative study tool pinpoints concepts the student does not understand and maps out a personalized plan for success.

Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Nigel Gilbert, Petra Ahrweiler, Andreas Pyka Simulating Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Nigel Gilbert, Petra Ahrweiler, Andreas Pyka
R2,707 R2,254 Discovery Miles 22 540 Save R453 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The competitiveness of firms, regions and countries greatly depends on the generation, dissemination and application of new knowledge. Modern innovation research is challenged by the need to incorporate knowledge generation and dissemination processes into the analysis so as to disentangle the complexity of these dynamic processes. With innovation, however, strong uncertainty, nonlinearities and actor heterogeneity become central factors that are at odds with traditional modeling techniques anchored in equilibrium and homogeneity. This text introduces SKIN (Simulation Knowledge Dynamics in Innovation Networks), an agent-based simulation model that primarily focuses on joint knowledge creation and exchange of knowledge in innovation co-operations and networks. In this context, knowledge is explicitly modeled and not approximated by, for instance, the level of accumulated R&D investment. The SKIN approach supports applications in different domains ranging from sector-based research activities in knowledge-intensive industries to the activities of international research consortia engaged in basic and applied research. Following a general description of the SKIN model, several applications and modifications are presented. Each chapter introduces in detail the structure of the model, the relevant methodological considerations and the analysis of simulation results, while options for empirically validating the models' structure and outcomes are also discussed. The book considers the scope of further applications and outlines prospects for the development of joint modeling strategies.

Workflows - Expanding Architecture's Territory in the Design and Delivery of Buildings (Paperback): Richard Garber Workflows - Expanding Architecture's Territory in the Design and Delivery of Buildings (Paperback)
Richard Garber
R583 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R173 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Workflows are being rethought and remodelled across the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) spectrum. The synthesis of building information modelling (BIM) platforms with digital simulation techniques and increasing access to data, charting building performance, is allowing architects to engage in the generation of new workflows across multidisciplinary teams. By merging digital design operations with construction activities, project delivery and post-occupation scenarios, architects are becoming instrumental in the shaping of buildings as well as the design process. Workflows expand the territory of architectural practice by extending designers remit beyond the confines of the design stage. The implications for the AEC industry and architecture as a profession could not be greater. These new collaborative models are becoming as important as the novel buildings they allow us to produce. Contributors include: Shajay Bhooshan, John Cays, Randy Deutsch, Sean Gallagher, Ian Keough, Peter Kis, Jonathan Mallie, Adam Modesitt, Rhett Russo, Dale Sinclair, and Stacie Wong. Featured architects: Arup, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, GLUCK+, GRO Architects, PLANT, Populous, Young & Ayata, and Zaha Hadid Architects.

Container Handling in Automated Yard Blocks - An Integrative Approach Based on Time Information (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019):... Container Handling in Automated Yard Blocks - An Integrative Approach Based on Time Information (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Filip Covic
R2,443 R1,989 Discovery Miles 19 890 Save R454 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The yard block of a container terminal is the central point of synchronisation for asynchronous container flows between deep-sea vessels and transport to the hinterland. The structure of the block stipulates that containers are stacked on top of each other with only the topmost container directly accessible by a yard crane. This book describes a holistic and integrative approach to container handling in yard blocks to optimise productivity by minimising re-handling operations. The results provide insights for academic scholars as well as for experts from practical terminal planning and operations. The approach presented is two-fold: first, a theoretical foundation of the interdependencies in decision-making is established using mathematical programming. Secondly, operations involving uncertain container arrival information are examined on the basis of a simulation with a rigorous experimental design and statistical evaluation. In this context, the book develops container-handling strategies and analyses the impact of a system for vehicle arrival management - the "Terminal Appointment System". The findings presented in this book are the result of a close cooperation with experts at the port of Hamburg and build on previous research.

Computational Approaches to Studying the Co-evolution of Networks and Behavior in Social Dilemmas (Hardcover): Rense Corten Computational Approaches to Studying the Co-evolution of Networks and Behavior in Social Dilemmas (Hardcover)
Rense Corten
R1,356 R966 Discovery Miles 9 660 Save R390 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Computational Approaches to Studying the Co-evolution of Networks and Behaviour in Social Dilemmas shows students, researchers, and professionals how to use computation methods, rather than mathematical analysis, to answer research questions for an easier, more productive method of testing their models. Illustrations of general methodology are provided and explore how computer simulation is used to bridge the gap between formal theoretical models and empirical applications.

The History of Visual Magic in Computers - How Beautiful Images are Made in CAD, 3D, VR and AR (Paperback, 2013): Jon Peddie The History of Visual Magic in Computers - How Beautiful Images are Made in CAD, 3D, VR and AR (Paperback, 2013)
Jon Peddie
R815 R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Save R169 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

If you have ever looked at a fantastic adventure or science fiction movie, or an amazingly complex and rich computer game, or a TV commercial where cars or gas pumps or biscuits behaved liked people and wondered, "How do they do that?", then you've experienced the magic of 3D worlds generated by a computer. 3D in computers began as a way to represent automotive designs and illustrate the construction of molecules. 3D graphics use evolved to visualizations of simulated data and artistic representations of imaginary worlds. In order to overcome the processing limitations of the computer, graphics had to exploit the characteristics of the eye and brain, and develop visual tricks to simulate realism. The goal is to create graphics images that will overcome the visual cues that cause disbelief and tell the viewer this is not real. Thousands of people over thousands of years have developed the building blocks and made the discoveries in mathematics and science to make such 3D magic possible, and The History of Visual Magic in Computers is dedicated to all of them and tells a little of their story. It traces the earliest understanding of 3D and then foundational mathematics to explain and construct 3D; from mechanical computers up to today's tablets. Several of the amazing computer graphics algorithms and tricks came of periods where eruptions of new ideas and techniques seem to occur all at once. Applications emerged as the fundamentals of how to draw lines and create realistic images were better understood, leading to hardware 3D controllers that drive the display all the way to stereovision and virtual reality.

Simulation Modeling Handbook - A Practical Approach (Hardcover): Christopher A. Chung Simulation Modeling Handbook - A Practical Approach (Hardcover)
Christopher A. Chung
R3,519 Discovery Miles 35 190 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Computer Science and Engineering Handbook characterizes the current state of theory and practice in the field. In this single volume you can find quick answers to the questions that affect your work every day. More than 110 chapters describe fundamental principles, "best practices," research horizons, and their impact upon the professions and society. Glossaries of key terms, references, and sources for further information, including key Web sites, provide you with the most complete information on every topic.

BIM in Healthcare Infrastructure - Planning, design and construction (Hardcover): Michael Phiri BIM in Healthcare Infrastructure - Planning, design and construction (Hardcover)
Michael Phiri
R1,922 Discovery Miles 19 220 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

BIM in Healthcare Infrastructure is a guide to the implementation and application of BIM technology in the planning, design and construction of healthcare infrastructure to improve time- and cost-effectiveness in delivering zero carbon healthcare facilities that have a positive effect on staff and patient health. Starting with an introduction and overview of BIM, the guide goes on to detail the use of BIM in the planning, design and construction of healthcare infrastructure - complex buildings characterised by elaborate building services, structural elements or components and a variety of building systems. The key challenges to implementing BIM in this sector, such as motivating and training staff, overcoming resistance to change and developing the business case are highlighted through the inclusion of international case studies. These case studies are further analysed to draw out lessons that can be learned and applied to future healthcare facilities construction as well as generic lessons that can be applied to all sectors and the construction industry as a whole.

Simulating Innovation - Computer-Based Tools for Rethinking Innovation (Hardcover): Christopher Watts, Nigel Gilbert Simulating Innovation - Computer-Based Tools for Rethinking Innovation (Hardcover)
Christopher Watts, Nigel Gilbert
R2,186 Discovery Miles 21 860 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Christopher Watts and Nigel Gilbert explore the generation, diffusion and impact of innovations, which can now be studied using computer simulations. Agent-based simulation models can be used to explain the innovation that emerges from interactions among complex, adaptive, diverse networks of firms, people, technologies, practices and resources. This book provides a critical review of recent advances in agent-based modelling and other forms of the simulation of innovation. Elements explored include: diffusion of innovations, social networks, organisational learning, science models, adopting and adapting, and technological evolution and innovation networks. Many of the models featured in the book can be downloaded from the book's accompanying website. Bringing together simulation models from several innovation-related fields, this book will prove a fascinating read for academics and researchers in a wide range of disciplines, including: innovation studies, evolutionary economics, complexity science, organisation studies, social networks, and science and technology studies. Scholars and researchers in the areas of computer science, operational research and management science will also be interested in the uses of simulation models to improve the understanding of organisation.

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