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When to Use Action Charts or Functions 24.08.2015 Rene Reiter

Ben Schumann is a senior modeler at decisionLab, a company in the UK which designs and builds custom models and decision-support tools that help their clients to make evidence-based strategic, tactical and operational decisions. Ben, a significantly experienced AnyLogic user, works with diverse clients such as the MoD, Rolls-Royce or GSK. He handles project delivery from start to end, managing team members, and client communication. Ben Schumann holds a Ph.D. in Complex Systems Simulation and developed an advanced aerospace design simulation model for the early design phase. It was applied for designing several real unmanned aircraft (the first 3D-printed aircraft on the planet, see New Scientist: Ben enjoyed a thorough training in simulation modelling thanks to his Grad School on Complex Systems Simulation.

Agent-Based Model for the Secondary Threat Resulting from a Ballistic Impact Event 30.01.2015 Rene Reiter

The process by which a high-velocity impact event leads to fire ignition onboard military vehicles is complex, influenced by the interaction of heated debris fragments and fuel spurting from ruptured tanks. Matthew J. Bova of the University of Cincinnati, Frank W. Ciarallo of Wright State University, and Raymond R. Hill of the Airforce Institute of Technology completed a proof-of-concept project involving the secondary threat resulting from a ballistic impact event using agent-based modeling in AnyLogic. Developing a complete characterization of the secondary threat resulting from a high-velocity projectile impact on the exterior of an aircraft body is of particular concern to the aircraft survivability community. Such ballistic impacts typically result in penetration of the body, generating clouds of debris fragments and releasing large quantities of thermal energy. [...]