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Stochastic modelling and simulation of production lines: A computer-based approach towards model validation

Lookup NU author(s): Mahyar Mahinzaeim


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This study employs a simulation-based design methodology to investigate the performance of two models of manufacturing systems. In the first model, the dynamic behaviour of a single parallel-machine stage with unreliable work stations is modelled as a Markov process. A similar analytical method for evaluating the performance of a buffered production line is presented in the second model. A simple approach towards coding and simulating the models is presented, and numerical examples based on these simulation models indicate that the approach is viable. © 2007 Springer-Verlag.

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Author(s): Mahinzaeim M

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Forschung im Ingenieurwesen: engineering research

Year: 2007

Volume: 71

Issue: 3-4

Pages: 205-213

Print publication date: 01/12/2007

ISSN (print): 0015-7899

ISSN (electronic): 1434-0860

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s10010-007-0059-3


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