Introduction: Introduction to manufacturing systems – Introduction to simulation –
applications – System and System Environment – Types of Simulation - Simulation
procedure – Examples of simulation.
Introduction to Simulation softwares.
Probability distributions: Review of basic probability and statistics – Probability
distributions – Random number generators – Testing of Random numbers.
Analysis of Simulation input data: Data Collection – Statistical analysis of numerical
data – Tests for Independence and Identically distributed data - Distribution fitting
– selecting a distribution in the absence of data – Modelling discrete probabilities –
Demonstration of input modelling using Arena Simulation package.
Model Building of Discrete systems: Modelling Paradigms - Modelling of Structural
elements and Operational elements – Modelling issues – Model Verification and
Applications of Simulation in Manufacturing – Manufacturing Modelling Techniques
– Modelling Material Handling system – Model building exercises using Arena - Case study.
Simulation output analysis: Design of Simulation Experiments: Determination of warm
up period, Run length, Number of replications - Statistical analysis of simulation
output – Terminating and Non-Terminating Simulations – Comparing alternative system
designs – Variance reduction Techniques – Simulation Optimization.