COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Operations Research
Course Code: 
15MEC411
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Semester: 
8
Type: 
Subject Core
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Operations Research' is a course offered in the eighth semester of B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Linear programming: Formulations - graphical solutions, simplex method, duality, Transportation model, Assignment model-travelling salesman problem.

Unit 2

Decision theory: Decision trees. Game theory - two persons zero sum, mixed strategies; 2 x n and m x 2. Network models - project networks - CPM/PERT, project scheduling, crashing networks and cost considerations, resource levelling and smoothing, shortest route problem, minimal spanning tree problem, maximal flow problem.

Unit 3

Sequencing model - 2 machines n jobs, m machines n jobs-n jobs 2 machines.

Inventory models - deterministic and probabilistic models, Queuing models-poison arrival and exponential service times, single server, multi-server. Simulation: Monte Carlo simulation - simple problems.

  • Wagner, H. M. - ‘Principles of Operations Research - Prentice Hall, New Delhi - 1998
  • J. K. Sharma. - ‘Operations Research Theory and Applications’ - Macmillan India Ltd, New Delhi - 2013 - 5th Edition
  • Taha H. A. - ‘Operations Research: An Introduction’ - Prentice Hall, New Delhi - 2010 - 9th Edition
  • Ravindra A., Phillips, D. J. and Solberg, J. J. - ‘Operations Research - Principles and Practice’ - John Wiley & Sons - 2005
  • Hadley G. - ‘Linear Programming’ - Narosa Book Distributors Private Ltd. - 2006