Title page for ETD etd-12092003-164431

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Rueda, Javier Eduardo
Author's Email Address jrueda@vt.edu
URN etd-12092003-164431
Title The Ph(t)/Ph(t)/s/c Queueing Model and Approximation
Degree Master of Science
Department Industrial and Systems Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Taaffe, Michael R. Committee Chair
Castagliola, Philippe Committee Member
Lin, Kyle Y. Committee Member
  • Polya-Eggenberger
  • Queueing
  • phase-type
  • stochastic
  • time-dependent queues
Date of Defense 2003-12-05
Availability unrestricted
Time-dependent queueing models are important since most of real-life problems are time-dependent. We develop a numerical approximation algorithm for the mean, variance and higher-order moments of the number of entities in the system at time t for the Ph(t)/Ph(t)/s/c queueing model. This model can be thought as a reparameterization to the G(t)/GI(t)/s. Our approach is to partition the state space into known and identifiable structures, such as the M(t)/M(t)/s/c or M(t)/M(t)/1 queueing models. We then use the Polya-Eggenberger distribution to approximate certain unknown probabilities via a two-moment matching algorithm. We describe the necessary steps to validate the approximation and measure the accuracy of the model.
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