SMTA International Conference Proceedings


Author: Sreeram Ramakrishnan et al.
Company: University of Missouri - Rolla
Date Published: 9/21/2003   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: In the context of discrete-part manufacturing, simulation based modeling methods have been extensively used to obtain various strategic and operational decisions. This paper discusses a preliminary architecture and a resource modeling methodology that will enable the use of discrete-event simulation models as real time control execution systems. The role of simulation-based integration frameworks for analysis and control in discrete part manufacturing is discussed.

First, a resource model for a typical Printed Circuit Board (PCB) assembly facility is discussed along with a simulation modeling method. The objective of the simulation-based control architecture is to serve as the control execution mechanism for the physical system and at the same time provide capabilities for taking ad-hoc decisions (such as product routings and resource allocation) using multipass models.

Key words: simulation-based control, control architecture, object-oriented modeling.

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