THE SIMULATION LABORATORY

Background

  • The Simulation Laboratory is a state-of-the-art computing facility housed within the Department of Industrial Engineering at the Ort Braude College. It serves to support both educational and research needs in terms of modeling systems. The labs hardware includes several high-end PCs and workstations. A wide array of simulation and optimization software packages are also available to support a variety of research projects. Computer-based teaching materials resulting from research findings are also being developed in the laboratory.

Bibliography

  • Banks J., Handbook of Simulation, Georgia Institute of Technology, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1998.
  • Kelton W.D., Sadowski R., Sadowski D., Simulation with Arena, Second Edition, McGraw-Hill, New York, 2002.

Software Bibliography

  • Arena Basic User’s Guide, Rockwell Software, 2000.
  • Arena Standard User’s Guide, Rockwell Software, 2000.
  • Arena Variables Guide, Rockwell Software, 2000.

Arena is a true Microsoft Windows application, so its look and feel will already be familiar, and all usual features and operations are there. In addition, Arena is fully compatible with other Windows software, like word processors, spreadsheets, and CAD packages, so things can easily move back and front.

A complete analysis of business processes is just three steps away with Arena. First, flowchart processes directly in Arena Basic Edition to map business activities. Or, take flowcharts created in Visio, the world's leading business drawing and diagramming tool.

Next, simulate processes through animation. Bring your flowcharts to life and see how organizational components interact with each other. You can add process parameters through Arena's built-in spreadsheet interface, or paste the data directly from Microsoft Excel. With Arena's Office compatibility, you'll place toolbars just where you want them, find menu items right where you expect them, and know where to click to do what you want.

Lastly, view the projections generated by Arena Basic Edition with market-leading Crystal Reports™. Easy-to-browse summary reports with familiar business graphics can be read directly in Arena or saved in Excel, HTML, and other formats. Plus, you get the business-critical, drill-down details you need.