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balking

[′bȯk·iŋ]
(industrial engineering)
The refusal of a customer to enter a queue for some reason, such as insufficient waiting room.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Finally, the average rate of customer loss (L.R.) is the sum of the average balking rate and the average reneging rate and yields
The model reduces to Geo/Geo/LW queue with balking and multiple working vacations (for [delta] = 0) and single working vacation (for [delta] = 1).
The model reduces to Geo/Geo/LW queue with balking, reneging, and multiple vacations (for [delta] = 0) and single vacation (for [delta] = 1).
The model reduces to Geo/Geo/LW queue without balking, reneging, and vacation and our results match the results available in the literature.
The balking function is taken as [b.sub.n] = 1 - (n/[N.sup.2]), 1 [less than or equal to] n [less than or equal to] N - 1, [b.sub.0] = 1, bN = 0, and the various cost elements are [C.sub.1] = 25, [C.sub.2] = 20, [C.sub.3] = 21, and [C.sub.4] = 18.
The impact of [phi] on the average rate of customer loss (L.R.) with MWV policy for different balking functions (i) [b.sub.i] = 1 (i/[N.sup.2]), (ii) [b.sub.i] = 1 -(i/N), (iii) [b.sub.i] = 1/(i+1),and(iv) [b.sub.i] = 1 - [e.sup.-i] is shown in Figure 5.