Major Papers


Elevator, Parking Lot, R program, Simulation, Round trip, wait time


In this paper, we compare elevator strategies for a parking garage. It is assumed that the parking garage has several floors and there is an elevator which can stop on each floor. We begin by considering 4 strategies detailed in page 23. For each strategy, we loop the program 100 times, and get 100 mean values for wait times. Welch's test confirms highly significant differences among the 4 strategies. Repeating the analysis multiple times we see that the best of the 4 strategies is strategy 2, which places the elevator on floor 2 (the median floor) after use.

Primary Advisor

Myron Hlynka

Program Reader

Mohamed Belalia

Degree Name

Master of Science


Mathematics and Statistics

Document Type

Major Research Paper

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