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Applied Simulation and Optimization 2

New Applications in Logistics, Industrial and Aeronautical Practice

Editors: Mujica Mota, Miguel, Flores De La Mota, Idalia (Eds.)

  • Presents techniques, case-studies, and methodologies that combine the use of simulation approaches with optimization techniques for problems in manufacturing, logistics, or aeronautical problems
  • Serves as a comprehensive guide for tackling scheduling, routing problems, and resource allocations, among others, in industrial environments
  • Discusses the simulation-optimization approach, which is useful for teaching and research purposes in different areas
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Building on the author’s earlier Applied Simulation and Optimization, this book presents novel methods for solving problems in industry, based on hybrid simulation-optimization approaches that combine the advantages of both paradigms. The book serves as a comprehensive guide to tackling scheduling, routing problems, resource allocations and other issues in industrial environments, the service industry, production processes, or supply chains and aviation. Logistics, manufacturing and operational problems can either be modelled using optimization techniques or approaches based on simulation methodologies. Optimization techniques have the advantage of performing efficiently when the problems are properly defined, but they are often developed through rigid representations that do not include or accurately represent the stochasticity inherent in real systems. Furthermore, important information is lost during the abstraction process to fit each problem into the optimization technique. On the other hand, simulation approaches possess high description levels, but the optimization is generally performed through sampling of all the possible configurations of the system. The methods explored in this book are of use to researchers and practising engineers in fields ranging from supply chains to the aviation industry.

 

About the authors

Miguel Mujica Mota is an associate professor at the Aviation Academy of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. He was previously the sub director of Aviation Studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He holds a PhD in industrial informatics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a PhD in operations research from the National University of Mexico, all obtained with the highest honors.

Dr. Mota has given several courses in modelling, simulation methodologies and optimization for industrial and academic audiences in different countries. He has participated in several international projects in which simulation and optimization were the key factors for their success.

Dr. Mota has been awarded the Level I of the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology where he also participates as a scientific evaluator for Latin America. He is the co-author of three books and numerous papers on simulation, operations research, aviation, manufacturing and logistics. His research interests focus on the use of simulation, modelling formalisms and heuristics for the optimization and performance analysis of aeronautical operations, manufacture and logistics.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • A Conceptual Framework for Assessing Congestion and Its Impacts

    Lioris, Jennie (et al.)

    Pages 3-41

  • Simulation-Optimization of the Mexico City Public Transportation Network: A Complex Network Analysis Framework

    Flores De La Mota, Idalia (et al.)

    Pages 43-79

  • Integrating Data Mining and Simulation Optimization for Decision Making in Manufacturing

    Kibira, Deogratias (et al.)

    Pages 81-105

  • Improving Airport Performance Through a Model-Based Analysis and Optimization Approach

    Mujica Mota, M. (et al.)

    Pages 109-129

  • Airport Ground Crew Scheduling Using Heuristics and Simulation

    Rodič, Blaž (et al.)

    Pages 131-160

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55810-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55809-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Applied Simulation and Optimization 2
Book Subtitle
New Applications in Logistics, Industrial and Aeronautical Practice
Editors
  • Miguel Mujica Mota
  • Idalia Flores De La Mota
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55810-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55810-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55809-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 282
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 107 illustrations in colour
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