A CAD-based visual simulator for designing flexible automated material handling and transportation systems

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dc.contributor.author Ziaaie-Moayyed, M en
dc.contributor.author Vosniakos, GC en
dc.contributor.author Davies, BJ en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:13:31Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:13:31Z
dc.date.issued 1998 en
dc.identifier.issn 0268-3768 en
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.ntua.gr/xmlui/handle/123456789/12525
dc.subject CAD en
dc.subject Flexible manufacturing en
dc.subject Material handling en
dc.subject Simulation en
dc.subject Visualisation en
dc.subject.classification Automation & Control Systems en
dc.subject.classification Engineering, Manufacturing en
dc.subject.other Computer aided design en
dc.subject.other Computer aided manufacturing en
dc.subject.other Computer simulation en
dc.subject.other Factory automation en
dc.subject.other Graphical user interfaces en
dc.subject.other Materials handling en
dc.subject.other Plant layout en
dc.subject.other Process engineering en
dc.subject.other Scheduling en
dc.subject.other Automated material handling and transportation systems (AMHTS) en
dc.subject.other Flexible manufacturing systems en
dc.title A CAD-based visual simulator for designing flexible automated material handling and transportation systems en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1007/BF01301699 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01301699 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 1998 en
heal.abstract A software svstem is presented for simulating the behaviour of an automated material handling and transportation system typically used in flexible manufacturing. The program is written in the UPL language on top of a commercially available CAD system. It makes use of a discrete event simulation model written in ECSL to generate a schedule of events defining an animation scenario. The program relies on a graphical library of modular component elements that enable structured automated material handling and transportation system elements to be created. The motion patterns are generic and are implemented as procedures that can be associated with any entity as required. Motion employs the concept of entity associativity within the CAD environment in order to apply the same motion patterns to groups of entities. The latter retain, however, their individual motion specification. Advantages of the program include inherent integration with CAM, availability of a host of parent CAD facilities and thus ability to visualise facility performance and to appraise design in detail. en
heal.journalName International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/BF01301699 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000076051500004 en
dc.identifier.volume 14 en
dc.identifier.issue 8 en
dc.identifier.spage 555 en
dc.identifier.epage 562 en

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