New courses

Our CEOs are teaching a new Industry 4.0 course where they will present the elements needed to be taken into account to understand what Industry 4.0 is and its main concepts. The techniques needed to define the main processes of digital twins are also presented. https://www.fes.cat/courses/processos-de-industria-4-0-palanques-i-analisi-curs-online/ There will also be a second edition of the course on energy efficiency and self-consumption in industry. https://www.fes.cat/courses/eficiencia-energetica-i-autoconsum-en-la-industria-curs-online/ Continue reading New courses

COVID-19 spread with containment measures

Polyhedra Tech is working on this model about #Covid19 A basic SEIR model and we will investigate what changes would be appropriate for modelling the 2019 Coronavirus. We add simple containment meassures that affect two paramenters, the Susceptible population and the rate to become infected. The initial parametrization is based on the suggested current data. The initial population is set for Catalonia. The questions that we want to answer in this kind of models are not the shape of the curves, that are almost known from the beginning, but, when this happens, and the amplitude of the shapes. This is … Continue reading COVID-19 spread with containment measures

New Course

We will teach about energy efficiency with Fundació Eduard Soler. Energy management is a key factor in business competitiveness, especially in the context of a constant increase in energy prices, where in a timely manner the process of energy transition to 100% renewable energy and optimization of energy consumption can be key to the success or failure of the activity. Do you want to sign up? More information: https://www.fes.cat/courses/eficiencia-energetica-i-autoconsum-en-la-industria/ Continue reading New Course

New publication: Simplifying the Verification of Simulation Models through Petri Net to FlexSim Mapping

Simplifying the encoding of a simulation conceptual model representation reduces the number of errors that will be detected in the verification phase. In this paper, we present a mapping between Petri nets, a well-known formalism, and FlexSim, a well-known simulation tool. The proposal is illustrated through an example of how a model specified in a Petri net can be encoded easily, reducing the time needed to understand and verify the model. In the proposed methodology, the mapping must be defined at the initial stage of the encoding, starting from (in this case) a Petri net conceptual model, and ending at … Continue reading New publication: Simplifying the Verification of Simulation Models through Petri Net to FlexSim Mapping

Evaluation of Metaheuristic Algorithms for the Improvement of Sustainability in the Construction Area

Tomorrow we will present our paper titled “Evaluation of Metaheuristic Algorithms for the Improvement of Sustainability in the Construction Area” on the Winter Simulation Conference 2019, the premier conference on simulation in the world. More information at WSC program Continue reading Evaluation of Metaheuristic Algorithms for the Improvement of Sustainability in the Construction Area