Simulation methods for changeable manufacturing

A. Seleim, A. Azab, T. AlGeddawy

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Computer simulation presents an excellent tool for visualizing, understating, and analyzing the dynamics of manufacturing systems and thus assisting in the decision making process. Manufacturing systems experience structural changes during their operational life span resulting from adding new system components, replacing or retiring old components to react to changes in products, technology or markets. Current simulation methodologies neither support the changeable nature of manufacturing systems nor the change in model parameters during simulation. Simulation models and methods used for manufacturing systems are reviewed and evaluated for their suitability to changeable manufacturing systems. Future challenges and requirements are highlighted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-184
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
Event45th CIRP Conference on Manufacturing Systems, CMS 2012 - Athens, Greece
Duration: May 16 2012May 18 2012


  • Changeability
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Simulation


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