- Teacher: RISHI SUKRAJ
- Teacher: RISHI SUKRAJ
- Teacher: MARIUS VILJOEN
1.1. What is Simulation Modeling?
Simulation refers to a broad collection of methods that mimic the behavior of real systems.
Simulation Modeling is a descriptive technique that involves developing a model of some phenomenon and then performing experiments on that model. There by inferring how different configurations of the system would behave under various circumstances.
1.2. What is being modeled?
Computer simulation deals with models of a system. A system is a facility or process such as:
- Manufacturing plant with machines, people, transport devices, conveyor belts and storage space.
- Bank with different kinds of customers, servers, and facilities like teller windows.
- An airport with passengers, baggage and airplanes.
- Distribution network of plants, warehouses and transportation links.
- Emergency facility in a hospital.
- Computer network with servers, clients, and operators.
- Freeway system of road segments, interchanges, controls and traffic.
- Supermarket with inventory control, checkout and customer service.
1.3. Different types of models:
- Physical models: It is a physical replica or scale model of the system, sometimes called iconic models. E.g. physical flight simulators.
- Logical (Mathematical) model:such a model is just a set of approximations and assumptions about the way the system does or will work.
2. Computer Simulation
Computer simulation refers to methods for studying a wide variety of models of real-world systems by numerical evaluation using software to imitate the systemâ€™s operations or characteristics.
- Teacher: HAROLD MOODY CAMPBELL
The sylabus entails the following:
Production Planning and control
Materials requirements planning
Scheduling of process operations
Maintenance planning and replacement
The puropose of this course is to:
Equip the student with the necessary decision making techniques to makeÂ responsable decisions
Teach the sudents to identify, formulate and solve operations planning and control problems and scheduling problems
Futher develop the student's insight into inventory
Introduce the student to mainenance planning and replacement
These objectives are gained by:
Capacity management, linear programming, transportation algorithms, assignment problems, scheduling process-focused manufacturing, planning and scheduling service operations, JIT manufacturing, activity scheduling, project planning and control, MRP and maintenance management and reliability.
Stimulating the students interest through the use of practical examples in lectures
Illistrating and developing theoretical knowledege and subject philosophy through specific assignments
Developing the student's inituitive and individual study ability through case studies in which the student must identify, formulate and solve the problem
Practical assignments whereby the student'e individual study ability through, written communication and practical proficiency is promoted
Developing the student's ability to solve more involved problems using a personal computer and software such as QM for Windows.