Accession Number : ADA137229

Title :   Design of Experiments in Simulation.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DESMATICS INC STATE COLLEGE PA

Personal Author(s) : Smith, D E ; Mauro, C A

PDF Url : ADA137229

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : In many cases a simulation study may be viewed as an experimental situation in which a number of factors (independent variables) are to be investigated. There are, however, a number of special characteristics that distinguish simulation experiments from statistical experiments in general. In this paper we discuss three topics which we feel are of particular interest and relevance in the simulation context. These are: (1) Identification of the important factors (i.e., input variables); (2) Investigation of the statistical relationship between the output and input variables; (3) Determination of the combination of factor levels for which the response (i.e., output variable) is optimized; and (4) The use of variance reduction techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, *EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, STATISTICAL INFERENCE, DATA REDUCTION, OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE