Operational Research is from Anna University conducting B.E Mechanical Engineering Sandwich containing semester V examination subject. In this article, we are glad to provide the syllabus of the Operational Research.

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**Aim Of Objectives:**

The main learning objective of this course is to prepare the students for:

- To learn Selecting the constraints on the availability of resources and developing a model and rendering an optimal solution for the given circumstances.
- To study Appraising the challenges in the transportation and production problems and furnishing a rational solution to maximize the benefits.
- To learn Planning the purchase/manufacturing policies, managing the spares/stocks and meeting the customer demands.
- To Analysing the queue discipline and exploring the avenues for better customer service.
- To Investigating the nature of the project and offering methodical assistance towards decision making in maintenance.

**CME399 – Operational Research Syllabus**

**Unit – I:** Introduction To Operations Research And Linear Programming

Operation Research: Definition – Models – Steps – Important topics – Scope – Tools. Linear Programming (LP): Introduction – Concept (Problem mix, Assumption, Properties) –Development (Problem formulation) – Problems in Graphical method, Simplex methods, Big M method.

**Unit – II:** Transportation, Assignment And Production Scheduling Problems

Transportation problems: Introduction, Model, Types – Problems in Initial Basic (feasible) solution: Northwest Corner Cell method; Least Cost Cell method; Vogel’s Approximation method and Optimal solution MODI (U-V) method. Assignment problems: Introduction, Types, Problems in Hungarian method. Production Scheduling problems: Introduction – Problems in Single Machine Scheduling: SPT; WSPT, EDD methods – Problems in Johnson’s Algorithm: n job 2 machines, n job 3 machines.

**Unit – III:** Inventory Control Models & Systems

Inventory Control: Introduction, Models – Problems in Purchase and Production(Manufacturing) models with and without shortages – Theory on types of inventory control systems: P& Q, ABC, VED, FNS, XYZ, SDE and HML.

**Unit – IV:** Queuing Theory

Queuing Theory: Introduction; Applications; Terminology, Poisson process and exponential distribution – Problems in Single Server and Multi-Server Queuing Models – Case study on simulation using Monte Carlo technique.

**Unit – V:** Project Management And Replacement Models

Project Management: Introduction; Guidelines for Networking AOA Diagrams – Problems in Critical Path Method (CPM) & Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT) – Differences of CPM & PERT. Replacement Problems: Types – Problems in Determination of Economic Life of an Asset – Problems in: Individual and Group Replacement Policies, Apply OR software.

**Text Books:**

- Pannerselvam R, “Operations Research”, 2nd Edition, PHI, 2009.
- Hamdy A. Taha, “Operations Research an Introduction”, 10th Edition, PHI/Pearson Education, 2017.

**References:**

- Ravindran, Phillips and Solberg, “Operations Research Principles and Practice”, 2nd Edition, Wiley India, 2007.
- Srinivasan G, “Operations Research Principles and Applications”, 3rd Edition EEEPHI, 2017.
- Sharma J K, “Operations Research Theory and Applications”, 5th Edition, Macmillan India, 2013.
- Premkumar Gupta and D.S.Hira, “Problems in Operations Research”, S.Chand, 2009.
- Wayne L. Winston, “Operations Research Applications and Algorithms”, 4th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2004.

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