An approach to Determine Simulation Model Complexity

Gergely Popovics, L. Monostori

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Discrete event simulation (DES) is an essential tool for planning, operating and evaluating manufacturing systems. Estimation of simulation model complexity provides several advantages in the planning phase of a simulation project. For this purpose some measures of the simulation model's complexity are indispensable. The paper presents an approach to determine the complexity of DES models by combining several parameters describing simulation models. The potentials of the proposed approach are examined via industrial cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-261
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event6th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual Production, CARV 2016 - Bath, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 4 2016Sep 6 2016



  • complexity
  • manufacturing
  • simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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