Accession Number : AD0782517

Title :   Guidelines for Use of the HRB-Singer 'OPTIMIZER' in the Solution of Optimization Problems through Computer Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD COMPUTATION AND MATHEMATICS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Mandelbaum,Jay

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The HRB-Singer Company has developed an automatic OPTIMIZER program to aid in the solution of complex optimization problems requiring computer simulation. A series of demonstration problems solved by both a human analyst and the OPTIMIZER serve as a basis for an evaluation of the usefulness of the OPTIMIZER. One conclusion reached was that the OPTIMIZER can usually greatly reduce the time to solution. In addition, when an analyst unfamiliar with the problem at hand uses the OPTIMIZER, there is potential substantial benefit in that a good solution, better than the unaided analyst could have achieved, can be attained. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Optimization, Computerized simulation, Problem solving

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE