Critical Evaluation Of Simulation Studies In Maintenance Systems

Critical Evaluation Of Simulation Studies In Maintenance Systems. PRODUCTION PLANNING CONTROL, 13. pp. 336-341.

PDF (A research paper on : Critical Evaluation Of Simulation Studies In Maintenance Systems)

Download (30kB) | Preview


The purpose of this paper is to examine how far simulation studies of maintenance systems are neglecting simulation-related statistical issues. This negligence may leave simulation results suspicious and hard to explain. Several simulation factors are used to identify the strength of executed simulation experiments and to evaluate the level of clarity and reliability of the simulation models. The factors includes purpose of simulation, simulation model, model assumptions, distribution and random variables, simulation languages and computers, program verification and model validation, design of experiment, and analysis of the output. For this purpose, the literature is reviewed and subjected to the evaluation. It is observed that most papers define clearly their objectives, simulation languages, and model performance measures. However, verification, validation, experimental design, and output analysis are the most unclear factors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Systems
Department: College of Computing and Mathematics > lndustrial and Systems Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2008 07:42
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2019 13:30