Accession Number : AD0684825

Title :   A DECISION-MAKING MODEL FOR APPLICATIONS OF QUEUEING THEORY,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES WESTERN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE INST

Personal Author(s) : Nelson,Rosser T.

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : This paper describes a decision-making model which may be useful in potential applications of queueing theory to systems for which the input (arrival) characteristics are dependent upon system performance statistics as well as upon the values assumed by certain decision variables. The model may be viewed as a generalization of the type of cost model usually encountered in the queueing literature. The use of the model is first illustrated for a simple Poisson-exponential service facility for which solutions are obtainable in closed-form and sensitivity to parameters is easily explored. Extensions of the basic example are discussed and a nonlinear programming algorithm is applied to the Poisson arrival, constant service time variation of the problem to obtain some comparative results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECISION THEORY, *QUEUEING THEORY), DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, SIMULATION, OPTIMIZATION, SCHEDULING, NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COSTS

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE