Abstract for: Sensitivity Analysis of Oscillatory System Dynamics Models

Oscillatory system dynamics models are usually difficult to analyze with statistical sensitivity analysis because of nonlinear and cyclic behavior patterns. Therefore, behavior pattern sensitivity analysis, which focuses on the sensitivity of pattern characteristics such as equilibrium points and periods, is appropriate for this type of simulation models. In this article an analysis procedure is suggested for pattern sensitivity of oscillatory models and this procedure is applied to the inventory workforce model described by Sterman(2000), using regression method.