SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, April 9

Chat with the Experts: The Role of Computer Simulation in Improving Manufacturing Systems
(Session Code: IDMCHAT)

Room 330 A/B  4:00 p.m.

Engineers and managers in many industries use computer simulation to increase the efficiency of their operations. These industries include the aerospace, automotive, defense, finance, and shipbuilding. Engineering students and practitioners consistently rank computer simulation as the most useful, popular tool in the broader area of manufacturing, operations research and management. Computer simulation is a powerful tool for assessing the performance of systems and optimizing them. This chat will discuss the use discrete and continuous simulation models to study queuing networks, and manufacturing systems. The role of correlation and its impact on accuracy will be reviewed. Commercial simulation software, such as Arena will be discussed. Tools for statistical inference to draw conclusions and to identify the best system configuration will be reviewed.

Presenters - Efstratios Nikolaidis, University Of Toledo; Vijitashwa Pandey, Oakland University