Experimental design for simulation

W. David Kelton, Russell R. Barton

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This tutorial introduces some of the ideas, issues, challenges, solutions, and opportunities in deciding how to experiment with simulation models to learn about their behavior. Careful planning, or designing, of simulation experiments is generally a great help, saving time and effort by providing efficient ways to estimate the effects of changes in the model's inputs on its outputs. Traditional experimental-design methods are discussed in the context of simulation experiments, as are the broader questions pertaining to planning computer-simulation experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-65
Number of pages7
JournalWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
EventProceedings of the 2003 Winter Simulation Conference: Driving Innovation - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Dec 7 2003Dec 10 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Applied Mathematics


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