Modeling of manufacturing systems - A discrete time approach

Marc Schleyer 1, * Kai Furmans 1, * Maria Di Mascolo 2, *
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G-SCOP - Laboratoire des sciences pour la conception, l'optimisation et la production
Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to introduce a framework of model elements and associated computation methods which are well suited to model information flow and physical processes in manufacturing systems. The proposed elements, the so called stochastic finite elements, are based on a discrete representation of time, in order to render distribution assumptions unnecessary. In our research, we extend available discrete time queueing models by models for batch processes, which are very common in manufacturing systems, when goods are transported or processed in some steps in batches and in some other steps piecewise. We give a short review of these models.
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Marc Schleyer, Kai Furmans, Maria Di Mascolo. Modeling of manufacturing systems - A discrete time approach. 22nd IAR Workshop (French-German Institute for Automation and Robotic), Nov 2007, Grenoble, France. pp.2. ⟨hal-00188439⟩



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