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A Decomposition Approximation for Finite-Buffered Flow Lines of Exponential Queues
European Journal of Operational Research (1994)
  • Mark C. Springer, Western Washington University
Abstract
Tandem queueing networks may be used as an alternative to simulation in evaluating the performance of proposed flow lines with finite work-in-process buffers. A new approximation is proposed for estimating the throughput rate and work-in-process inventory of finite-buffered exponential queues in series. The approximation is applied to several sets of previously published test problems and is shown to consistently perform well relative to existing models. In addition, a large simulation experiment is conducted to examine the robustness of the approximation under a wide range of parameter settings.
Keywords
  • Networks,
  • Heuristics,
  • Simulation,
  • Experiment
Publication Date
April, 1994
Publisher Statement
Copyright © 1994 Published by Elsevier B.V. DOI: 10.1016/0377-2217(94)90207-0
Citation Information
Mark C. Springer. "A Decomposition Approximation for Finite-Buffered Flow Lines of Exponential Queues" European Journal of Operational Research Vol. 74 Iss. 1 (1994)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_springer/8/