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SIMULATION, French law. This word is derived from the Latin simul, together. It indicates, agreeably to its etymology, the concert or agreement of two or more persons to give to one thing the appearance of another, for the purpose of fraud. Merl. Repert. h.t.
     2. With us such act might be punished by indictment for a conspiracy; by avoiding the pretended contract; or by action to recover back the money or property which may have been thus fraudulently obtained.

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Model simulations enable people to 'see' the impact of a change in policy or strategy--and then use that information to drive decision-making," says Joanne Egner, managing director of isee systems.
Before investing $300,000 in special die-head tooling called Programmable Wall Distribution System (PWDS), Vitec ran a simulation to predict how it would affect material distribution under different process conditions.
PPR Hub, and the interoperability it provides between all of Delmia's simulation applications, is now available in Delmia V5R7.
The simulation indicated that pouring directly through the riser and eliminating the gating would increase yield.
Jackson calls blow molding simulation "a work in progress" that has definite limits in its current ability to solve problems.
With the changing technological atmosphere in the foundry industry and with the groundwork laid prior to 1970, computer casting process simulation had reached a point where its application to industrial problems could be strongly considered.
In these respects, the benefits of a simulation may be similar to those of an engaging lecture, a report, or in-class exercise.
Will show Moldflow and MoldPack filling simulation and MoldCool cooling program.
Because the new model can reveal cosmic features one-thirtieth the width of the smallest features shown in the earlier simulation, astronomers can now depict the growth of individual galaxies and so compare the model with actual telescope observations.
In the course of a simulation scenario, various events may trigger the recall of past experiences, including emotional associations, with the simulated entity interpreting ongoing events relative to those past experiences.

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