Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Simulation modeling and analysis of adjustable service-rate queueing models that incorporate feedback control
by Babin, Paul D., Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2015, 181; 3737172
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Greenwood, Allen G.
Commitee: Bullington, Stanley F., Eksiglu, Burak, Walden, Clayton T.
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Industrial and Systems Engineering
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: DAI-B 77/04(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Industrial engineering
Keywords: Adjustable service-rate, Feedback control, Queueing, Rate adjustment
Publication Number: 3737172
ISBN: 978-1-339-26379-3
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