Stochastic analyses arising from a new approach for closed queueing networks
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Analyses are addressed for a number of problems in queueing systems and stochastic modeling that arose due to an investigation into techniques that could be used to approximate general closed networks. In Chapter II, a method is presented to calculate the system size distribution at an arbitrary point in time and at departures for a (n)/G/1/N queue. The analysis is carried out using an embedded Markov chain approach. An algorithm is also developed that combines our analysis with the recursive method of Gupta and Rao. This algorithm compares favorably with that of Gupta and Rao and will solve some situations when Gupta and Rao's method fails or becomes intractable. In Chapter III, an approach is developed for generating exact solutions of the time-dependent conditional joint probability distributions for a phase-type renewal process. Closed-form expressions are derived when a class of Coxian distributions are used for the inter-renewal distribution. The class of Coxian distributions was chosen so that solutions could be obtained for any mean and variance desired in the inter-renewal times. In Chapter IV, an algorithm is developed to generate numerical solutions for the steady-state system size probabilities and waiting time distribution functions of the SM/PH/1/N queue by using the matrix-analytic method. Closed form results are also obtained for particular situations of the preceding queue. In addition, it is demonstrated that the SM/PH/1/N model can be implemented to the analysis of a sequential two-queue system. This is an extension to the work by Neuts and Chakravarthy. In Chapter V, principal results developed in the preceding chapters are employed for approximate analysis of the closed network of queues with arbitrary service times. Specifically, the (n)/G/1/N queue is applied to closed networks of a general topology, and a sequential two-queue model consisting of the (n)/G/1/N and SM/PH/1/N queues is proposed for tandem queueing networks.
Closed queueing networks
Sun, Feng (2006). Stochastic analyses arising from a new approach for closed queueing networks. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from