The system dynamics modelling method

Michael Gbolagade Oladokun, Clinton Ohis Aigbavboa

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The system dynamics (SD) approach was used as both the methodology and tool for modelling and simulation in this book. This chapter first gives an historical overview of SD by describing how the SD approach came into being. Following on, the chapter discusses how the SD approach is grounded both in theory and philosophical foundations in terms of its epistemological and ontological underpinnings. The chapter further puts the SD in context as a multidisciplinary modelling approach and then describes the procedures for using it. Additionally, the chapter discusses the array of software under which the SD modelling and simulation can be implemented. The chapter is concluded by discussing the ways in which the SD algorithms can be developed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Energy and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537


  • Algorithms
  • Modelling
  • SD theory
  • SD tools
  • Simulation
  • System dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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