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Design of complex systems - 2019

Modelling and simulation


The objective of this course is to provide learners with basic knowledge of modeling and simulation so that they:

  • understand the terminology most commonly used by architects and experts in the field of simulation
  • can identify the contributions of simulation to the system engineering process in order to systematize their use
  • can understand the strengths and weaknesses of the main types of simulation
  • become familiar with the simulation engineering process, its constraints, and its interactions with the system engineering process
  • can create the successful conditions for simulation projects
  • become familiar with existing standards and tools at the DGA
  • become familiar with the organization of simulation and those industry members to contact to initiate simulation projects.

This training is for anyone who needs to implement all or part of the system engineering process.


The course lasts 2 days (12 hours):

the 1st day explores the basic concepts, the 2nd explores how you can use simulation.


This training completes a coherent set of courses intended to cover the different aspects of system engineering and explores the benefit modeling and simulation can bring.

After reviewing the current terminology of the field of simulation, the course describes its uses during the engineering process through a set of concrete examples from the field of defense. The strengths and weaknesses of the different types of simulation are also described.

The second part is intended to explore how to successfully implement simulation projects through examples and practices encountered at MinDEF.


Course level: Basic

"Introduction to system engineering" is required.

"Exploring system engineering further" is recommended.


Olivier VERRON:

Eleven years of experience in the field of simulation. Head of the Department of System Engineering Simulation and Computer Science at DGA TT.


  • D1 - Basic principles
  • Basic principles
  • Typology of simulation systems
  • Modeling and simulation in the system engineering process
    • Concrete examples of implementing simulation during a process at the DGA or in the phase-by-phase industry
    • Strengths and weaknesses of the different types of simulation


  • D2 - How to benefit from simulation?
  • Simulation engineering process and interactions with the system engineering process
    • Expressing a need for simulation and following the simulation engineering process
    • Interaction with the system engineering process and its tools
    • Modeling and simulation and its data (datapackages)
  • Standards in simulation and system/simulation interfaces
    • Principles of interfacing with simulations
    • Towards complex systems that can be tested by simulation
  • Battlelabs and SDS engineering
  • Organization and simulation tools at the DGA and the Ministry of Defense
    • Industrial members and state participants of simulation
    • Existing tools and a common technical simulation platform
    • Who to ask, how and when?


Scheduled in French:

PARIS: Upcoming date, please consult us.


For the English realization, please, consult us.


€1,000 excluding tax (20% VAT)

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