Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Thomas A. Barta
Victor M. Tamashunas
The primary emphasis of this research is computer simulation. Computer simulations are used to model and analyze systems. To date, computer simulations have almost exclusively been written in procedural, strongly-typed languages such as FORTRAN or Pascal;Recent advancements in simulation research suggest an object-oriented approach to simulation languages may provide key benefits in computer simulation. The goal of this research is to combine the advantages of a simulation language written in a procedural, strongly-typed language with the benefits available through the object-oriented programming paradigm;This research presents a review of the methods of computer simulation. A significant portion of this research is devoted to a description of the development of the object-oriented simulation software in a strongly-typed, procedural language;The software developed in this research is capable of simulating systems with multiple servers and queues. Arrival and service distributions may be selected from the uniform, exponential, and normal family of distributions. Resource usage is not supported in the simulation program.
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Kurt Hollister Diesch
Diesch, Kurt Hollister, "Toward the development and implementation of object-oriented extensions for discrete-event simulation in a strongly-typed procedural language " (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 8927.