A computer simulation (or computer/computational model) is a virtual realisation of an outcome, process or system, used for conceptual design and modelling, to represent, communicate and assess physical and functional attributes.
1. ↑ computer simulation. A computer-generated way to visualise something especially something quite complex – like a complicated process or a system « Back to Glossary Index
2. ↑ computational model. A computer-generated virtual realisation of an outcome, process, or system used for conceptual design and modelling to represent, communicate, and assess physical and functional attributes. « Back to Glossary Index
3. ↑ conceptual design. A way to describe a proposed technological outcome using a visual method – for example a to-scale plan or drawing « Back to Glossary Index
4. ↑ modelling. Technological modelling is the testing of design ideas to see if they can contribute to a fit-for-purpose technological outcome. There are two types of technological modelling: Functional modelling is the ongoing testing of design concepts Prototyping is the realisation of a fully functioning model Taken together, the two types of modelling provide evidence of factors […]