For an historical introduction to the computation and engineering involved in creating flight simulators, see [Fogarty 67], [Marsman 85], and [Perry 66].
The Structural Modeling pattern has evolved since 1987. Some of the early writings on this pattern can be found in [Lee 88], [Rissman 90], and [Abowd 93]. A report on results of using the pattern can be found in [Chastek 96].
The reader interested in more details about the functional decomposition used in example flight simulators is referred to [ASCYW 94].