Modelling and simulating non-stationary arrival processes to facilitate analysis

B. L. Nelson, I. Gerhardt

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This paper introduces a method to model and simulate non-stationary, non-renewal arrival processes that depends only on the analyst setting intuitive and easily controllable parameters. Thus, it is suitable for assessing the impact of non-stationary, non-exponential, and non-independent arrivals on simulated performance when they are suspected. A specific implementation of the method is also described and provided for download.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-8
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Simulation
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2011


  • simulation
  • statistics
  • stochastic processes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation


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