Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The queuing theory of two-populations with lane switching
by Wilder, Coleen R., Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, 2010, 264; 3417951
Abstract (Summary)

The objective of this research is to produce a set of tables for practitioner use for a selected set of queuing configurations. The tables that distinguish this research from previous studies are the mixed queue configurations; other tables are included for comparison and reference. The mixed queue configurations belong to a class of problems known as Lane Switching models. The goal for switching lanes applied to this research is to equalize the workload between two servers. All tables are presented in a unique manner in order to facilitate their application; this presentation is defined by the algorithm used to populate the tables with various combinations of exogenous variables. The tables are used in two actual and one hypothetical application to demonstrate their value in a variety of situations. Each application focuses on a different performance metric to evaluate implementation options. Each case emphasizes the complexities involved in queuing problems, which are multivariable functions.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hassan, Zia, Thomopoulos, Nick
Commitee:
School: Illinois Institute of Technology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 71/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Operations research
Keywords: Lane switching, Queuing theory
Publication Number: 3417951
ISBN: 9781124146683
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