1990 Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings

9-12 Dec. 1990

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  • Artificial intelligence and simulation (tutorial)

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):22 - 24
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    Some of the major concepts of artificial intelligence (AI) are presented and the author illustrates their applicability to simulation using examples drawn from recent knowledge-based simulation research. He focuses on the present state of the art, current problems and limitations, and future directions and possibilities. It is pointed out that the major impact of AI research on simulation is to en... View full abstract»

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  • SLAM II tutorial

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):72 - 76
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    The authors introduce some of the modeling techniques used in SLAM II, illustrated with simple examples. SLAM II was the first simulation language which allowed a modeler to formulate a system description using process, event, or continuous world views or any combination of the three. Since its initial release in 1981, SLAM II has undergone continual development and application. Recent enhancement... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation modeling and analysis with INSIGHT: a tutorial

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):80 - 88
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    The INSIGHT simulation language uses a network representation to describe systems in a quick, simple, and compact fashion. This description can be entered and simulated using novel interactive computing facilities that free the user from learning specific syntax. Statistics summarizing the simulation are produced automatically, but can be greatly enhanced by various input models and output mechani... View full abstract»

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  • A brief SIMSCRIPT II.5 tutorial

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):115 - 117
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    The SIMSCRIPT II.5 programming language is described. SIMSCRIPT II.5 with its integrated graphical interface, SIMGRAPHICS, substantially reduces time and effort in simulation model development. Its English-like syntax improves readability of the code and substantially reduces the need for documentation. SIMSCRIPT II.5 reduces simulation programming time and cost several fold when compared to Fortr... View full abstract»

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  • ProModelPC tutorial (simulation software)

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):128 - 131
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    ProModel (production modeler) is a microcomputer-based manufacturing simulation program that combines the flexibility of simulation languages and easy-to-use features of manufacturing simulators for rapid model development of complex systems. The authors present an overview of ProModel, describe the elements that provide ProModel's modeling power and its ease-of-use, and highlight these elements w... View full abstract»

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  • NETWORK II.5 tutorial: network modeling without programming

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):132 - 135
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    NETWORK II.5, a modeling tool which can dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to simulate a computer system, is introduced. There are two concepts at the heart of the design of NETWORK II.5. First, items to be simulated are viewed strictly based on their function; second, timing is the most important consideration in the simulation. It is not necessary to learn any computer language to r... View full abstract»

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  • A tutorial GENETIK simulation and scheduling

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):140 - 145
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    GENETIK is a powerful general-purpose visual interactive modeling system that includes both simulation and scheduling modules. The authors present a detailed description of the GENETIK system and its features, with examples of its use as a DSS generator and a simulation modeling tool, as well as its growing application in the role of planning and scheduling. It is noted that GENETIK provides a vis... View full abstract»

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  • Tutorial: scheduling manufacturing systems with FACTOR

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):146 - 148
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    The basic concepts used in scheduling a production facility with the FACTOR product are examined. FACTOR is a comprehensive approach to detailed short-term scheduling which incorporates simulation technology for the evaluation of scheduling alternatives. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of the scheduling environment, but at the same time provides the flexibility to model a given produ... View full abstract»

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  • A tutorial introduction to object-oriented simulation and Sim++

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):149 - 153
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    The key benefits of object-oriented programming, object-oriented simulation, and object-oriented parallel simulation are presented. This is followed by a tutorial introduction of Sim++, an object-oriented parallel simulation language. A simple transportation system simulation is used to introduce the basic simulation concepts and facilities provided by Sim++.<> View full abstract»

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  • Simulation graphical modeling and analysis (SIGMA) tutorial

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):158 - 161
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    SIGMA ( Sigma ), an interactive graphics approach to teaching discrete event simulation, is described. Sigma is specifically designed to make learning the fundamentals of simulation modeling easy. Sigma can automatically translate a simulation model into Pascal or C source code that can be compiled and run on a wide variety of computers. It is possible to represent systems in all of the convention... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling manufacturing systems using MANUPLAN and SIMSTARTER - A tutorial

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):168 - 176
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    MANUPLAN and SIMSTARTER are software tools that allow rapid modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems. The benefits of rapid analysis in today's competitive manufacturing world are discussed. A sample problem regarding decision making for a manufacturing cell is stated, and it is shown how this problem can be addressed with MANUPLAN. The main features of the SIMSTARTER simulation generator ar... View full abstract»

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  • A tutorial on WITNESS

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):177 - 179
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    WITNESS, a computerized simulation system designed for modeling manufacturing operations, has been designed to enable people with no previous simulation experience to learn and apply simulation modeling quickly. Models are constructed by defining the key elements that make up the manufacturing system, displaying them on the screen, and specifying the details of their timings, routings, capacities,... View full abstract»

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  • A tutorial on UniFit: a system for total support of simulation input modeling

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):180 - 183
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    The UniFit II software package is used to select simulation input probability distributions. The original UniFit software package offered state-of-the-art support for selection of distributions. UniFit II provides more comprehensive and easier-to-use support. UniFit II allows one to determine easily which of the standard probability distributions (e.g. exponential, gamma, normal, etc.) best repres... View full abstract»

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  • Proving temporal properties of hybrid systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):250 - 256
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    A formal technique, DMOD, for modeling hybrid systems is presented. It is based on utilizing intuitions about the causality relation, and the logic of definite clauses with the SLD-resolution proof procedure. An algorithm to simulate with DMOD models is presented. Then, a general framework in which temporal properties of hybrid systems can be formulated and proved (given that those systems are mod... View full abstract»

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  • Simulating dedicated UNIX PC-based application systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):831 - 838
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    An event-driven simulation model was developed to estimate the balance the hardware resources needed to support dedicated UNIX PC-based application systems. The authors describe the simulation approach, the software package developed, and the tool used to generate the model and collect data from it. Novel elements of this research include (1) simulation of software that reacts to changes in its ex... View full abstract»

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  • 1990 Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings (Cat. No.90CH2926-4)

    Publication Year: 1990
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  • Introduction to simulation

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):14 - 21
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    An overview of simulation modeling and analysis is presented, from the perspective of prospective users wanting to use simulation as a decision aid. Important considerations in building simulation models and analyzing their outputs are discussed. A brief overview of available software is given. The following guidelines for the beginning analyst are presented: define the objectives before simulatin... View full abstract»

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  • Perspectives on simulation using GPSS

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):5 - 13
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    A brief perspective on GPSS (General Purpose Simulation System) is presented. The approach taken in GPSS to modeling a one-line, one-server system is discussed, implementation details are provided, and results are displayed and commented on View full abstract»

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  • Vectorization and parallelization of transport Monte Carlo simulation codes

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):722 - 730
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    Discusses the computational techniques, the coding methodology, and the performance for transport Monte Carlo simulation on vector supercomputers and on shared-memory parallel processors. A cascade shower simulation code EGS4 is used as an example. For vector processing, a more than 10-fold increase in performance has been obtained by treating the problem in a different manner from conventional se... View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to SIMFACTORY II.5

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):136 - 139
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    A brief introduction is given to SIMFACTORY II.5 and the author explains how models can be developed without programming. SIMFACTORY II.5 is a factory simulator written in SIMSCRIPT II.5 that provides its user with the ability to quickly model factories without programming. This capability has been made possible with a mouse-driven graphical user interface that enables the user to build a graphica... View full abstract»

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  • On comparing load indices using oracle simulation

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):851 - 856
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    Oracle simulation is used to compare different load measures in terms of their impact on the performance of load balancing policies. During oracle simulation, the system is simulated and the performance measure of interest is evaluated in the future for each possible decision in the current state. By comparing the value of the performance measure in the future, the optimal decision for the current... View full abstract»

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  • The application of experimental design to the analysis of semiconductor manufacturing lines

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):303 - 309
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    Flexible, interactive software is used to apply a two-level fractional factorial design with ten factors to the discrete event simulation of a semiconductor manufacturing line. The authors analyse the sensitivity of the cycle time to the number of tools and the operator-to-tool ratio at five tool groups that tend to have large queues preceding them. The analysis confirms the proposed model for the... View full abstract»

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  • Using simulation in design of a cellular assembly plant with automatic guided vehicles

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):683 - 691
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    The effects of a large number of design and operational variables on the performance of a relatively complex cellular assembly system with automatic guided vehicles are analyzed. The techniques used in the design of automatic guided vehicle systems (AGVS) are classified into optimization techniques, mathematical heuristic techniques, and simulation techniques. Factors to be considered in an AGVS a... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling high volume conveyor sorting systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):714 - 719
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    Several options for modeling high volume conveyors are examined, and the advantages and disadvantages of each option are noted. Several key issues, such as computer memory, run time, and model accuracy, are evaluated for each modeling approach. A high-volume conveyor sorting system at a Federal Express facility is used to illustrate how one modeling option has been successfully implemented. The op... View full abstract»

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  • System performance analysis with an Ada process model development

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):846 - 850
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    The Command Center Processing and Display System-Replacement (CCPDS-R) Performance Model (CPM) has enjoyed an expanded role in the CCPDS-R project. The performance model has influenced not only the system design, but also system allocations of resources. CCPDS-R performance analysis and requirements compliance insight have been substantially enhanced over the early phase of development. The CCPDS-... View full abstract»

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