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Why Simulate?

Posted by Andy Entrekin on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 @ 13:02 PM

One comment we often get when suggesting simulation to a potential client is "Why should I simulate?" In this post, we'll cover a handful of reasons you might consider simulation. These include:

  • Cost Savings
  • Design Validation
  • Operational Improvement


It is cheaper in the long run to get through the first round of designs in a virtual environment than it is to build them, test them, and then discover where they need more work. Simulation is precisely the tool for this. By building your system as a model, we can run almost limitless tests without requiring any physical space, construction, or material purchases.


Transportation systems are often highly complex, and validating the performance of individual parts of the system may not accurately predict the performance of the overall "system of systems." Simulation allows you to better understand the relationships between systems, and see the bigger picture.


Have you ever looked at a system and wondered, "What if we moved this or changed that?" That drive to improve can be a great application for simulation. "What If" scenarios can be analyzed using real-world conditions, or best- and worst-case limits while not affecting your operations at all.

Would you like to know more about simulation and how it can help you improve your bottom line or make what you do well even better? Drop us a line at info@transsolutions.com.