Computer-assisted simulation analysis

Y. U Hui Tao, Barry L. Nelson

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We propose a framework for understanding the complex activities of Simulation Experiment Design and Analysis (SEDA), a framework that provides a basis for developing SEDA software. This paper presents the framework and illustrates it with a brief example. The definitions of six SEDA components form the core of the framework. The framework itself includes a dynamic model and a static model. The dynamic model is a generic description of the sequential nature of SEDA. The static model, in contrast is a very specific description of the SEDA computer system structure for our chosen problem domain: comparison of queueing networks in terms of their expected performance. We argue that the proposed SEDA framework is a good one on the basis of its properties and by comparing it with related frameworks. We close by briefly summarizing our prototype SEDA software, which was used to evaluate our framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-231
Number of pages11
JournalIIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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