A Finite Capacity GI/PH/1 Queue with Group Services
Naval Research Logistics
We consider a finite‐capacity single‐server queue in which arrivals occur one at a time, according to a renewal process. The successive service times are mutually independent and have a common phase‐type distribution. The customers are served in groups of size at least L, a preassigned threshold value. Explicit analytic expressions for the steady‐state queue‐length densities at arrivals and at arbitrary time points, and the throughput of the system are obtained. The Laplace‐Stieltjes transform of the stationary waiting‐time distribution of an admitted customer at points of arrivals is computed. It is shown to be of phase type when the arrival process is also of phase type. Efficient algorithmic procedures for the steady‐state analysis of the model are presented. These procedures are used in arriving at an optimal value for L that minimizes the mean waiting time of an admitted customer. A conjecture on the nature of the mean waiting time is proposed.
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Chakravarthy, Srinivas R., "A Finite Capacity GI/PH/1 Queue with Group Services" (1992). Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Publications. 88.