Faculty Advisor

Martin, William J.

Abstract

The focus of our study was to model and improve the design of the parent drop-off area at Mountview Middle School in Holden, Massachusetts. We collected real-world data to model the situation using three a single-server model and multi-server models. We used MATLAB to create a simulation that represented each of the queuing models. We also represented the drop-off situation as a Markov process by creating a transition matrix of five different states. Finally, we explored various solutions for redesigning the drop-off area by changing parameters of the system and seeking suggestions from traffic engineers in the area.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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