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Title: Performance modeling of FMS with flexible process plans - A petri net approach
Authors: Jain A.
Jain, P. K.
Singh I.P.
Published in: International Journal of Simulation Modelling
Abstract: This paper presents modeling and performance analysis of FMS when flexible process plans for each part type are available using Petri nets (PN) modeling approach. PN have been applied successfully for modeling of discrete event dynamic systems such as FMS that are characterized by conflicts, concurrency, synchronization and deadlocks. An example FMS consisting of four machines with individual input and output buffer has been taken into consideration and its PN model construction is explained. System performance is evaluated in two manufacturing environments (i.e. virtual batch manufacturing and virtual line manufacturing). The analysis will assist the planner in selecting optimum set of operating parameters (such as dispatching rule, number of pallets released to the system etc.) for a given production order to achieve the desired performance measure. Several performance measures such as makespan, mean flow time, maximum flow time and variance of flow time have been used to evaluate system performance.
Citation: International Journal of Simulation Modelling (2006), 5(3): 101-113
Issue Date: 2006
Keywords: Flexible Process Plans
Petri Nets
ISSN: 17264529
Author Scopus IDs: 57208201385
Author Affiliations: Jain, A., Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India
Jain, P.K., Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Dept., Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 247667, India
Singh, I.P., Sri Sukhmani Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi, Patiala, India
Corresponding Author: Jain, A.; Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India; email:
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