EZStrobe: general-purpose simulation system based on activity cycle diagrams
This paper introduces EZStrobe, a very simple but powerful general-purpose simulation system. Although designed for modeling construction operations, EZStrobe is domain independent and useful for modeling a wide variety of systems in any discipline. EZStrobe is based on Activity Cycle Diagrams and employs the Three-Phase Activity Scanning paradigm. It is therefore naturally adept for complex systems where many resources collaborate to carry out tasks as is typical in construction. The paper describes the basic system concepts. The paper also presents and explains several examples of increasing complexity to illustrate the range of modeling capabilities.