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The SIMRAND methodology - Simulation of Research and Development ProjectsIn research and development projects, a commonly occurring management decision is concerned with the optimum allocation of resources to achieve the project goals. Because of resource constraints, management has to make a decision regarding the set of proposed systems or tasks which should be undertaken. SIMRAND (Simulation of Research and Development Projects) is a methodology which was developed for aiding management in this decision. Attention is given to a problem description, aspects of model formulation, the reduction phase of the model solution, the simulation phase, and the evaluation phase. The implementation of the considered approach is illustrated with the aid of an example which involves a simplified network of the type used to determine the price of silicon solar cells.
Document ID
19850059168
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Miles, R. F., Jr. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: Large Scale Systems
Volume: 7
ISSN: 0167-420X
Subject Category
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASA TASK RE-152
CONTRACT_GRANT: DE-AI01-76ET-20356
Distribution Limits
Public
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