Extraction of Behavioural Requirements for Simulation-based Performance Evaluation of Manufacturing Systems

  • Junpil Kim
  • Hyunbo ChoEmail author


A simulation model enables manufacturers to accurately evaluate the performance of their manufacturing systems. A vital input to build simulation models of manufacturing systems is the system behaviour, which is modelled based on extensive data on manufacturing systems and their elements. However, for outsourced manufacturing systems, data provided from external suppliers to manufacturers are generally limited and insufficient. Therefore, a solution is required to identify and secure system behaviour from available data. We propose herein a behaviour extraction process along with detailed activities and diagrams to extract system behaviour from limited data. By using the systems engineering standard ANSI/EIA-632, the proposed process systematically restructures available data on a manufacturing system and its elements and then provides complete system behaviour to build a simulation model. A case study on a cooling water control system in a hot strip mill convincingly demonstrates the applicability and effectiveness of the proposed process.


Behaviour extraction manufacturing systems simulation model system behaviour systems engineering 


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This paper has been supported byKorea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (KEIT) in the smart factory R&D program of KEIT (10054495, Development of data collection / processing systems capable of adapting manufacturing environment and building a site for demonstration). Also, the authors sincerely thank the referees for their much practical help to improve the quality of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial and Management EngineeringPohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)SeuolRepublic of Korea

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