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DRL019 Advanced discrete event simulation modeling

DRL019 Advanced discrete event simulation modeling

Course code: 
DRL019
Course name: 
Advanced discrete event simulation modeling
Program of study: 
Philosophiae doctor in Logistics (PhD)
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Advanced Discrete Event Simulation Modeling
Course name in Norwegian Nynorsk: 
Advanced discrete event simulation modeling
Campus: 
Molde
Credits: 
7.5
Level of study: 
3. syklus (PhD)
Teaching semester: 
2016 Høst
Language of instruction: 
Engelsk
Language of examination: 
Engelsk
Recommended previous knowledge

The course is aimed at PhD students within the field of logistics and supply chain management, economics and business, management science, with background in probability theory and statistics.

Course content

Simulation is a widely used tool for analysis of systems characterized by uncertainty in demand, lead times, capacity, prices, etc. The main objective of this course is to learn techniques and methodologies to model systems both of discrete and continuous nature; with deeper insights into the advanced modeling techniques for discrete systems, identification of the main system components and analysis of their random behavior. The course discusses the choice of simulation software and its limitations for some advanced techniques. The course provides examples from various fields: supply chain systems, production and inventory systems, transportation/distribution systems, upstream offshore logistics, health care and other service systems. Topics of the course include:

  • Introduction to systems modeling
  •  Discrete dynamic stochastic systems: elements of Queuing Theory
  • Fundamentals of continuous modeling
  • Modeling tools for discrete systems
  • Review of discrete simulation approaches and associated simulation software
  • Input data generation and analysis
  • Design of simulation experiments
  • Analysis of simulation outputs
  • Cases of simulation-based decision support systems
Learning outcome

As the result of the course, students are intended to be equipped to conduct a comprehensive simulation research project: build a model of a discrete system, implement it in a simulation software, perform computational experiments, interpret the results and answer the research questions.

Working and learning activities

As the result of the course, students are intended to be equipped to conduct a comprehensive simulation research project: build a model of a discrete system, implement it in a simulation software, perform computational experiments, interpret the results and answer the research questions.

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HjemmeeksamenIndividuell -Bokstavkarakter (A - F)100The evaluation of the course will be based on the assignment to each student of a case study to be implemented in ARENA together with the written report Egen liste. Se under
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Form of assessment:Hjemmeeksamen
Grouping:Individuell
Duration:
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Grading scale:Bokstavkarakter (A - F)
Proportion:100
Comment:The evaluation of the course will be based on the assignment to each student of a case study to be implemented in ARENA together with the written report
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