OPERATIONS RESEARCH II

Course Information
TitleΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΙΑΚΗ ΕΡΕΥΝΑ ΙΙ / OPERATIONS RESEARCH II
Code221
FacultyEngineering
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorGeorgios Tagaras
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20000308

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 91
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyElective Courses belonging to the other845
Design and StructuresElective Courses belonging to the other845
Industrial ManagementCompulsory Courses belonging to the selected specialization845

Class Information
Academic Year2014 – 2015
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
20053198
Type of the Course
  • Background
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
A good working knowledge of probability theory and random variables is very desirable and useful.
Learning Outcomes
The course presents the theoretical basics and practical applications of stochastic methods of operations research. The specific objective for the students is to understand the basic concepts of stochastic processes - Markov chains and queuing theory and to be able to apply them for solving relevant problems.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
Course Content (Syllabus)
Stochastic processes and discrete-time Markov chains: classification of states, long-run properties. Markovian processes with rewards, control and otimization. Applications in inventory control and maintenance management. Continuous-time Markov chains, birth-and-death processes. Queuing theory: classes and examples of queuing phenomena. Markovian queuing models with a single or multiple servers, finite or infinite queue, finite or infinite population. Priority in service queues. Queuing networks. Optimisation of queuing systems.
Keywords
Stochastic processes, Queueing
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Notes, announcements and general information about the course are available at eClass.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures652.2
Total652.2
Student Assessment
Description
The final grade M is a combination of the grades in the final written examination (T), the midterm examination (Π) and the project/homework (E) as follows: • If either Τ < 4,5 or (Τ+Π)/2 < 4, then the final grade is Μ = (0,8)Τ. • In every other case the final grade is Μ = max {(0,6)Τ + (0,3)Π + (0,2)Ε, (0,8)T}.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Problem solving (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Βασιλείου, Π.-Χ. Γ. "Στοχαστικές μέθοδοι στις επιχειρησιακές έρευνες", εκδ. Ζήτη, Θεσσαλονίκη, 1999. 2. Μπερτσεκάς, Δ.Π. και Τσιτσικλής, Γ.Ν. "Εισαγωγή στις πιθανότητες", εκδ. Τζιόλα, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2010. 3. Χρυσαφίνου, Ο. "Εισαγωγή στις στοχαστικές ανελίξεις", εκδ. Σοφία, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2012.
Additional bibliography for study
Hillier, F.S. and Lieberman, G.J. "Introduction to Operations Research", McGraw Hill, 2001.
Last Update
26-07-2013