Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1989

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

First Advisor

Thomas A. Barta

Second Advisor

Victor M. Tamashunas

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-8908

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Kurt Hollister Diesch

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8920124

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

183 pages

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