Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Computer Science

First Advisor

Kent, R.


Computer Science.



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In this thesis a partial system design and implementation for a computer modelling system, the VPMS (Virtual Prototyping, Modelling and Simulation) system, which supports extensibility, reusability, distributivity and openness, is presented. This system identifies and compartmentalizes modelling system functionality, such as numerical modelling and scientific visualization, giving rise to three class libraries which embody the functionality through layers of software abstraction. The system is presented in the context of an electrochemical application, although the design is extensible to other application domains. As a partial design and implementation it does not contain all functionality required of a modelling system, however, the design is such that new functionality may be added in a straightforward manner through the addition of layers of software abstraction or functional components (environments). Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1997 .M357. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 37-01, page: 0289. Adviser: Robert Kent. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1997.