...start integration process
After configuring the simulator you can start the integration process:
The main controls for the integration process are in the upper left
corner of the Applet:
The "start" and the "stop" button begin and terminate the
integration. The "suspend/resume" button pauses the simulator, so
you can easily modify both grids (input picture and output/state picture).
The speed bar is used to adjust simulation speed. Its effect is merely to
slow down the simulator. It does not change
the time increment of the integration algorithm. (Read How
to...set model characteristics if you want to change time increment
of the integration algorithm).
During the integration process it is not possible to change any settings
located in the simulator menu.
To view the integration time and settling time look at the
time viewer (upper right corner of the simulator):
Definition of Settling Time Ts:
Settling Time Ts describes the time from start
of integration until the last cell leaves the interval [-1.0, 1.0].
It is calculated using the following algorithm:
set a marker when the last cell leaves the linear
when |dx/dt| of every cell falls below a certain limit
(e.g., |dx/dt| < 0.01), we assume that the network is settled. Then
the settling time (represented by the marker) is displayed.
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