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Toolkit for Hybrid Simulations (Current Assessment Measures)

By CARLOS ANDRES RIASCOS, Ge(Gaby) Ou, Shirley Dyke1

1. Purdue University

Matlab code toolkit that compute the values of current assessment measures for hybrid simulation.

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This toolkit enables the researcher to readily compute the values of standard assessment measures used to evaluate the fidelity of a hybrid simulation. MATLAB (ver. 2012b) codes are available to compute the values, and two example experimental data sets are included with the toolkit. Sample codes are provided for using the toolkit to compute the values of the assessment measures. 

This toolkit is an outcome of the second meeting of the Task Force on Hybrid Simulation, March 27-28 2014 at Purdue University. The related report from that meeting is pro

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Carlos Andreas Riascos is a PhD student at the Universidad del Valle. 

Gaby (Ge) Ou is a PhD student at Purdue University. 


This toolkit is linked to the report of the workshop attendees:

Hybrid Simulation: A Discussion of Current Assessment Measures

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The workshop that triggered the development of this toolkit was funded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) under Award Number CMMI-0927178. Sample data used within this report is published at Mr. Riascos was supported in part by the Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia during his visit to Purdue.



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  • CARLOS ANDRES RIASCOS; Ge(Gaby) Ou; Shirley Dyke (2014), "Toolkit for Hybrid Simulations (Current Assessment Measures),"

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