Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 6300 - Advanced Simulation Modeling and Analysis

Catalog Description:

Advanced topics in modeling of complex systems using both discrete and continuous simulation. Emphasis on the simulation of manufacturing systems.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: IME 2610 or IME 2620 or equivalent. (Recommended)

Credits: 3 hrs.

Notes: Open to Graduate Students Only.

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3-0)

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of the semester the student should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics and engineering to discrete-event simulation problems (a)
  2. Numerically analyze and solve all discrete-event simulation problems (a, b, c, f)
  3. Report and present individual and group results (e, g, h)

Letter in parenthesis refers to the ABET-TAC criteria.

Performance Criteria:

Objective 1:

  1. Provide accurate description to the discrete-event simulation questions.
  2. Determine the appropriate solution technique to solve real-world simulation problems.

Objective 2:

  1. Provide accurate description to the random number generation, input modeling, output analysis, and comparison of alternative system designs questions.
  2. Determine the appropriate simulation model to solve any real-world problems.

Objective 3:

  1. Participate in team work, class discussion, case studies, and submit written and oral reports to the class.

Number in parenthesis refers to the evaluation method


Discrete-Event System Simulation; Banks, Carson and Nelson; 4th Edition, Prentice Hall; 2005. ISBN: 0-13-144679-7.

Notes on Simulation Modeling using ProModel; Houshyar; June 1999;


System Improvement Using Simulation; Harrell, Bateman, Cogg, and Mott; ProModel
Corp; 1997

ProModel Student Version, User’s Guide, and Reference Guide.

Stochastic Modeling, Analysis & Simulation; Nelson; McGraw Hill; 1995.

Simulation Modeling & Analysis; Law and Kelton; 2nd Edition, 2000.

Simulation with Arena, Kelton, Sadowski, and Sadowski, McGraw Hill; 1998

Intro. to Simulation Using SIMAN, Pegden, Shannon, Sadowski, 2nd Edition, 1995.

Course Coordinator:

Azim Houshyar
Western Michigan University
E-219 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3363

Revision Date: Spring 2009


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