An excellent introduction to SIMAN V, a leading-edge simulation language. Designed for the person who wants to begin simulating with SIMAN as quickly as possible, it emphasizes the language basics to provide quick instruction. Cinema is described within ARENA, a graphical environment that uses CAD-like drawing features. Covers handling constructs, complex modeling and several of the powerful extensions that have been added to the latest version of the language. Contains many examples and exercises to facilitate understanding and practical application.
About the Authors JERRY BANKS, professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech is the lead author. Dr. Banks is the author or co-author of many texts in simulation and other areas. Prominent in the simulation community, he served for eight years as the IIE representative to the board of the Winter Simulation Conference, and two years as Chair of that body. He has been very active in simulation consulting. His co-authors are Barry Burnette, Henry Kozloski, and Jimmy Rose. They are recent recipients of Master's Degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech and have been influential in writing the book from the perspective of the student.
The Simulation Process. Introduction and Overview. Basic Blocks and Elements. Intermediate Concepts. Using the Interactive Run Controller. Output Analysis. More Intermediate Resource Concepts. Station Submodels. Transporters. Conveyors. Guided Transporters. Advanced Concepts. Additional Concepts. Animation Using Cinema in the ARENA Environment. Appendices. Index.