Performance Evaluation of Closed Queueing Networks with Limited Capacities


Abstract: An algorithm was developed for performance evaluation of single class closed queueing networks with configurations likely to occur in real-world manufacturing systems, i.e. limited waiting spaces, split-merge topologies, and stations with multiple servers. The approach was tested by several numerical experiments to evaluate its robustness under different conditions. The algorithm proved to be accurate, efficient and very consistent with balanced and unbalanced service rates, varying number of customers in the system, and the system size.

Keywords: Closed queueing networks, Blocking after service, Multiple servers

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