Resource Utilization & Get States in Percentages

Resource Utilization & Get States in Percentages

Postby hsb1g08 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:26 pm

How does the result "% Utilization" and the command "Get States in Percentages" tally up.

My assumption was that:
i) % utilization = % of time a group of resources are busy
ii) Selecting a resource and "Returned percentage blocked" option in the command "Get States in Percentages" = % time all resources in a group were busy (i.e. when none are available).

Working on this assumption I was getting unexpectedly low Returned percentage blocked figures.

To test what was going on I set the resource to have only 1 available. If my assumption were true these two figures would be equal. The utilization % is 36% while the returned percentage blocked is 12%.

Please could someone explain what's going on here?
I need to return two figures for a group of resources
I) the % utilisation over all simulation time
II) the % of time that there are no resources free (all are busy)


Many thanks in advance for any help!

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