Mary C. Court

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The authors present the results of experiments performed to identify the pitfalls of performing 'bad' transient analysis when estimating steady-state parameters via the method of independent replications. The intention was to demonstrate to students that failure to delete transient data may lead to confidence intervals that underestimate steady-state(More)
Almost all Dial-a-Ride problems (DARP) described in the literature pertain to the design of optimal routes and schedules for n customers who specify pickup and drop-off times. In this article we assume that the customer is mainly concerned with the drop-off time because it is the most important to the customer. Based on the drop-off time specified by the(More)
We develop a 3-D knowledge pyramid/prism model to structure the relationships of (i) lower-level learning, (ii) 'optional' knowledge bases, (iii) concurrent knowledge, and (ii) new knowledge; so one may view the learning needs of a higher-level learning objective. Our paradigm stems from Bloom's taxonomy of learning, but has the advantage of supporting(More)
We present the results of coverage tests performed to validate our preliminary analysis indicating that determining 'appropriate' run length is more important for obtaining coverage than performing 'proper' transient analysis. Our preliminary experiment was designed with the intention of showing students the pitfalls of performing 'bad' transient analysis(More)
Our nation has seen an increased need to train its civil authorities and emergency personnel under life-threatening scenarios where human life and critical infrastructure are assumed to be at risk. This training is typically obtained or re-enforced via (human) performance-based tests. At issue is the ability to accurately simulate the scenarios without(More)
The authors present a new method of performing simulation output analysis on systems experiencing random disruptions. The new method, alternating regenerative, outperforms the batch means method in coverage. The basis for the new method lies in the variance reduction technique, the cyclic regenerative method of simulation. 1 INTRODUCTION The alternating(More)
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