M. Albertyn, P.S. Kruger


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The key objective is to present the generic building blocks of a methodology that can be used to model stochastic continuous systems efficiently. The original simulation model of a real-world system is used as the basis for the development of a generic modelling methodology. The generic building blocks of the methodology are used to construct two new simulation models using two different simulation software packages (Arena and Simul8). The evaluation method, the determination of adequate sample sizes and the verification and validation of the models are discussed. The models and software packages are compared and conclusions are presented.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die hoofdoelwit is om die generiese boublokke van n metodiek voor te hou wat gebruik kan word om stogastiese kontinue stelsels doeltreffend te modelleer. Die oorspronklike simulasiemodel van n werklike-weld-stelsel word gebruik as die basis vir die ontwikkeling van n generiese modelleringsmetodiek. Die generiese boublokke van die metodiek word gebruik om twee nuwe simulasiemodelle te konstrueer met twee verskillende simulasiesagtewarepakkette (Arena en Simul8). Die evaluasiemetode, die vasstelling van voldoende monstergroottes en die verifikasie en validering van die modelle word bespreek. Die modelle en sagtewarepakkette word vergelyk en gevolgtrekkings word voorgehou.

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