Write a concise and interesting paragraph here that explains what this course is about
Write a concise and interesting paragraph here that explains what this course is about
Write a concise and interesting paragraph here that explains what this course is about
Write a concise and interesting paragraph here that explains what this course is about
Write a concise and interesting paragraph here that explains what this course is about

Simulation Modeling

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 system’s operations or characteristics.

The sylabus entails the following:

winkIntroduction

winkProduction Planning and control

winkMaterials requirements planning

winkScheduling of process operations

winkMaintenance planning and replacement

winkProject management

 

The puropose of this course is to:

blushEquip the student with the necessary decision making techniques to make responsable decisions

blushTeach the sudents to identify, formulate and solve operations planning and control problems and scheduling problems

blushFuther develop the student's insight into inventory

blushIntroduce the student to mainenance planning and replacement

These objectives are gained by:

tongueoutCapacity 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.

tongueoutStimulating the students interest through the use of practical examples in lectures

tongueoutIllistrating and developing theoretical knowledege and subject philosophy through specific assignments

tongueoutDeveloping the student's inituitive and individual study ability through case studies in which the student must identify, formulate and solve the problem

tongueoutPractical assignments whereby the student'e individual study ability through, written communication and practical proficiency is promoted

tongueoutDeveloping the student's ability to solve more involved problems using a personal computer and software such as QM for Windows.


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