Generating simulation network for design process based on DSM

M. A. Hossain, D. K.H. Chua

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Use of simulation technique is becoming more popular in managing design process. However, developing a simulation model can be very tedious and knowledge demanding, and a simulation model developed for one project cannot readily be used for others due to the unique nature of design project. This paper develops a generalized simulation model for the design process which is capable of generating simulation network automatically for any design project based on dependency relationships as represented by DSM. Concept of estimability and rework of design activities has been utilized in reducing the overall design completion time. Simulation can be run for the generated network to get a probabilistic design schedule. The proposed concept of autogeneration of simulation network has been studied with a case study. It is very efficient in generating the simulation network for any design process and saves the tedious job of simulation model development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Dec 13 2009Dec 16 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Other2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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