MECH 8123 - Simulation of Indu & Manuf Systems


MECH 1641 with D or better and MECH 5643 with D or better


Simulation is the process of building a model of a system or decision problem, and experimenting with the model to obtain insight and support decision making. This course introduces students to computer based simulation and modeling with applications to all areas of business, engineering, and industry where management, strategic and operational decision making can be enhanced through the modeling and analysis of complex systems. Applications are designed to depict industrial system modeling including manufacturing processes and production systems, inventory analysis and management, and other aids to decision making, with a particular emphasis on understanding the impact of resource bottlenecks and time delays on system behavior. Hands-on modeling skills are developed using such as "Promodel" and/or "Arena" simulation software packages. Through project works, students are exposed to essential concepts, methods, and applications of simulation in manufacturing and industrial business settings.