Work smarter, not harder: Guidelines for designing simulation experiments
Sanchez, Susan M.
MetadataShow full item record
We present the basic concepts of experimental design, the types of goals it can address, and why it is such an important and useful tool for simulation. A well-designed experiment allows the analyst to examine many more factors than would otherwise be possible, while providing insights that could not be gleaned from trial-and-error approaches or by sampling factors one at a time. We focus on experiments that can cut down the sampling requirements of some classic designs by orders of magnitude, yet make it possible and practical to develop an understanding of a complex simulation model and gain insights into its behavior. Designs that we have found particularly useful for simulation experiments are illustrated using simple simulation models, and we provide links to other resources for those wishing to learn more. Ideally, this tutorial will leave you excited about experimental designs— and prepared to use them—in your upcoming simulation studies.
Proceedings of the 2005 Winter Simulation Conference, 69-82.SEED Center Paper
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Corley, M.S.; Santiago, F.; T. Martinez; Agrawal, B.N. (2011);The Navy is interested in horizontal laser propagation studies in a maritime environment, near the ocean surface, for applications including imaging and high-energy laser propagation. The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) ...
Troxell, Anthony W. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1999-09);This thesis provides initial development of an interactive simulation for training Operational Logistics students in the management of Naval Operational Logistics. The model is designed with a modular architecture, enabling ...
Incorporating Realistic Acoustic Propagation Models in Simulation of Underwater Acoustic Networks: A Statistical Approach Gibson, J.; Diaz-Gonzalez, L.; Xie, Geoffrey (2006);"The development of protocols to advance the state of the art in Underwater Acoustic Networks (UANs) relies on the use of computer simulations to analyze protocol performance. It is typical for designers to abstract away ...