Exploring reconfiguration alternatives in Self-Organising Evolvable Production Systems through Simulation
2014 (English)In: Proceedings 2014 12th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN), Central Campus of the Federal University of Rio Grande do SulPorto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 27 - 30 July, 2014, IEEE conference proceedings, 2014, 511-518 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Simulation has played an important role alongthe years to predict systems’ behaviour before theirdeployment. In the case of self-organising mechatronic systemssimulation tools can help researchers and practitionersunderstanding the full potential of the solution as well as itsunderlying limitations. Self-organising mechatronic systemshave passed a feasibility study and presented promisingresults. However they are rarely explored in industry in partdue to the lack of methods to support their design andconfiguration and the difficulty to predict the systems’behaviour before their deployment. Given the cost anddevelopment time associated with building self-organisingmechatronic systems this research problem has been left quiteunattended. In this article we present a tool that enables thecreation and simulation of Evolvable Production Systems andtheir self-organising behaviour. The generated operationalresults can posteriorly be used to analyse the suitability ofdifferent design and configuration alternatives for differentproduct types and volumes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2014. 511-518 p.
, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, ISSN 1935-4576
Evolvable Production Systems; Assembly Systems design; Simulation Tools; Multi-agent Systems
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-109300DOI: 10.1109/INDIN.2014.6945566ISI: 000349558700076ISBN: 978-1-4799-4905-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-109300DiVA: diva2:737034
12th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2014), 27-30 July 2014, Porto Alegre, Brazil