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IE381/3081  Modeling and Discrete Simulation
20192020 Fall
Topics
Modeling and Simulation; General Principles and Concepts in DiscreteEvent Simulation; Mathematical and Statistical Models in Simulation; Queueing
Models; Generation of Random Numbers;
Generation of Various Distributions; Analysis of Simulation Data; Input Modeling; Verification and Validation of Simulation Models; Output analysis; Evaluation
Alternative System Design
Textbooks
Essential Text:
(1) Banks, Carson, Nelson, Nicol, DiscreteEvent System Simulation, 5th Edition, Pearson 2010.
Recommended:
(2) Lawrence M. Leemis and Stephen K. Park, DiscreteEvent Simulation: A First Course, Prentice Hall, 2006.
(3) Michael Pidd, Computer Simulation in Management Science, 5th Edition, Wiley, 2004.
[20191125] Homework1, Homework2, Homework3 and Project1 have been uploaded.
[20191112] Students' Attendance (till midterm exam) is announced.
[20190925] All slides are uploaded to the course webpage and is downloadable in the course schedule. Slides are subject to change, therefore, please be sure you have the most recent copy.
[20190925] The discrete event simulation tool that will be used in the homeworks and the project is AnyLogic 8. Please read the introductory information and also see the Resources below.
[20190925]
Attendance is required at all class meetings.
Tentative Schedule
 
Week 
Lectures 
Readings 
Assignments 
1 
Introduction 
Banks et al, Ch.1, Ch.2 

2 
General Principles and Concepts in DiscreteEvent Simulation Simulation Examples 
Banks et al, Ch.3  
3 
Mathematical and Statistical Models in Simulation 
Banks et al, Ch.5  
4 
Queueing Models 
Banks et al, Ch.6  
5 
Generation of Random Numbers 
Banks et al, Ch.7 

6 
Generation of Various Distributions 
Banks et al, Ch.8 

7 
Analysis of Simulation Data 
Banks et al, Ch.9 

8 
Midterm Exam 

9 
Input Modeling 
Banks et al, Ch.9 

10 
Verification and Validation of Simulation Models 
Banks et al, Ch.10 

11 
Output analysis 
Banks et al, Ch.11 

12 
Evaluation Alternative System Design 
Banks et al, Ch.12 

13 
Case Study 1 


14 
Case Study 2 


15 
In class presentations 


16 
Final Exam study 

17 
Final Exam 
· Simulation Tool: AnyLogic 8
1. Please download the latest version from the website below depending on the platform you will use. http://http://www.anylogic.com/downloads
2. Please follow the instructions for the activation. http://http://www.anylogic.com/downloads