Input Analysis

  • Theodore T. Allen


This chapter describes methods for gathering and analyzing real world data to support discrete event simulation modeling. In this phase, the distribution approximations for each process including arrivals are estimated using a combination of field observations (e.g., based on stopwatch timings) and assumption-making. In many cases, the time and cost of input analysis will actually exceed expenses from all other phases. It may also be necessary to put instrumentation into place to provide the accurate time measures, greatly delaying the entire project.


Service Time Interarrival Time Empirical Cumulative Distribution Function Discrete Event Simulation Modeling Input Analysis 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Industrial and Systems EngineeringThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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