ME1018 Operations Research Syllabus

ME1018 OPERATIONS RESEARCH 3 0 0 100
(Common to Mechanical, Metallurgy, Automobile and Mechatronics – VI semester Elective)

OBJECTIVE
i) To create awareness about optimization in utilization of resources.
ii) To understand and apply operations research techniques to industrial operations.


1. LINEAR MODEL 9
The phases of OR study – formation of an L.P model- graphical solution – simplex algorithm –
artificial variables technique– Big M method, two phase method.

2. TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM 9
Optimal solution by north west corner method- least cost method – vogels approximation method – optimality test – MOBI method.
Assignment problem – formulation – Hungarian method. -unbalanced assignment problem.

3. NETWORK MODELS 9
Shortest route – minimal spanning tree - maximum flow models – project network- CPM and PERT network-critical path scheduling.

4. REPLACEMENT MODELS: 9
Replacement of items that deteriorate with time – value of money changing with time –not charging with time – optimum replacement policy – individual and group replacement. Sequencing problem: models with n jobs with 2 machines – problem with n jobs with 3 machines.

5. QUEUING THEORY 9
Queuing models – queuing systems and structures – notation –parameter – single server and multiserver models – Poisson input – exponential service – constant rate service – infinite population

TOTAL : 45

TEXT BOOK
1. Taha H.A, “Operation Research”, Pearson Education sixth edition, 2003

REFERENCES
1. Hira and Gupta “Introduction to Operations Research”, S.Chand and Co.2002
2. Hira and Gupta “ Problems in Operations Research”, S.Chand and Co, 2002.
3. Panneerselvam, “Operations Research” Prentice Hall Of India, 2003.
4. Wagner, “Operations Research”, Prentice Hall Of India, 2000.
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