Author

Paul D Babin

Advisor

Greenwood, Allen G.

Committee Member

Bullington, Stanley F.

Committee Member

Eksioglu, Burak

Committee Member

Walden, Clayton T.

Date of Degree

1-1-2015

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

Major

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Abstract

Research shows that in a system model, when the production rate is adjusted based on the number of items in queue, the nature of the model changes from an open-loop queueing system to a closed-loop feedback control system. Service-rate adjustment can be implemented in a discrete event simulation model, but the effect of this adjustment has not been thoroughly analyzed in the literature. This research considers the design of feedback signals to generate realistic simulation models of production system behavior. A series of simulation experiments is conducted to provide practical guidance for simulation modelers on how adding a service-rate adjustment feedback loop to a queueing system affects system performance.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19592

Comments

feedback control||queueing models||discrete event simulation

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