A GENERIC SIMULATION MODULE ARCHITECTURE BASED ON CLUSTERING GROUP TECHNOLOGY MODEL CODINGS


OZDEMIREL N., MACKULAK G.

SIMULATION, vol.60, no.6, pp.421-433, 1993 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/003754979306000607
  • Journal Name: SIMULATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.421-433
  • Keywords: GENERIC MODELING, MANUFACTURING SIMULATION, INTELLIGENT SIMULATION ENVIRONMENTS, MODELING ABSTRACTION, CLUSTER ANALYSIS, EXPERT SYSTEMS, DISCRETE

Abstract

Simulation experts know very well that there are similarities between the models they build for different manufacturing systems. This article describes a module based generic model generator for discrete manufacturing systems. The module based generator was developed from a group technology (GT) classification scheme. The GT scheme uses common model features as a basis for creating generic model components. Specific user models are constructed by modifying and configuring the generic models rather than building them from scratch, thus reducing the effort and skill expected of the user in the process of model abstraction, construction, and validation/verification.