Simulation Modeling and Analysis with ARENA

Other | July 26, 2010

byTayfur Altiok, Tayfur Altiok, Benjamin Melamed

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Simulation Modeling and Analysis with Arena is a highly readable textbook which treats the essentials of the Monte Carlo discrete-event simulation methodology, and does so in the context of a popular Arena simulation environment. It treats simulation modeling as an in-vitro laboratory that facilitates the understanding of complex systems and experimentation with what-if scenarios in order to estimate their performance metrics. The book contains chapters on the simulation modeling methodology and the underpinnings of discrete-event systems, as well as the relevant underlying probability, statistics, stochastic processes, input analysis, model validation and output analysis. All simulation-related concepts are illustrated in numerous Arena examples, encompassing production lines, manufacturing and inventory systems, transportation systems, and computer information systems in networked settings.

· Introduces the concept of discrete event Monte Carlo simulation, the most commonly used methodology for modeling and analysis of complex systems
· Covers essential workings of the popular animated simulation language, ARENA, including set-up, design parameters, input data, and output analysis, along with a wide variety of sample model applications from production lines to transportation systems
· Reviews elements of statistics, probability, and stochastic processes relevant to simulation modeling
* Ample end-of-chapter problems and full Solutions Manual
* Includes CD with sample ARENA modeling programs

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Simulation Modeling and Analysis with Arena is a highly readable textbook which treats the essentials of the Monte Carlo discrete-event simulation methodology, and does so in the context of a popular Arena simulation environment. It treats simulation modeling as an in-vitro laboratory that facilitates the understanding of complex syst...

Format:OtherDimensions:456 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 26, 2010Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080548954

ISBN - 13:9780080548951

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Simulation Modeling; Chapter 2 Discrete Event Simulation;Chapter 3 Elements of Probability and Statistics;Chapter 4 Random Number and Variate Generation;Chapter 5 Arena Basics;Chapter 6 Model Testing and Debugging Facilities;Chapter 7 Input Analysis; Chapter 8 Model Goodness: Verification and Validation;Chapter 9 Output Analysis;Chapter 10 Correlation Analysis;Chapter 11 Modeling Production Lines;Chapter 12 Modeling Supply Chain Systems; Chapter 13 Modeling Transportation Systems;Chapter 14 Modeling Computer Information Systems;Appendix A Frequently Used Arena Constructs;Appendix B VBA in Arena;References; Index