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Distributed Simulation Of Flexible Manufacturing Systems

Viswanadham, N and Sundar, S (2002) Distributed Simulation Of Flexible Manufacturing Systems. In: 14 Annual Conference of Industrial Electronics Society, 1988. IECON '88. Proceedings, 24-28 Oct 1988.

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Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), widely considered as the manufacturing technology of the future, are gaining increasing importance due to the immense advantages they provide in terms of cost, quality and productivity over the conventional manufacturing. An FMS is a complex interconnection of capital intensive resources and high levels of system performance is very crucial for survival in a competing environment.Discrete event simulation is one of the most popular methods for performance evaluation of FMS during planning, design and operation phases. Indeed fast simulators are suggested for selection of optimal strategies for flow control (which part type to enter and at what instant), AGV scheduling (which vehicle to carry which part), routing (which machine to process the part) and part selection (which part for processing next). In this paper we develop a C-net based model for an FMS and use the same for distributed discrete event simulation. We illustrate using examples the efficacy of destributed discrete event simulation for the performance evaluation of FMSs.

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Computer Science & Automation
Depositing User: Ms V Mangala
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2011 07:06
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2011 07:06
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42906

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