Functional Modelling in Evolvable Assembly Systems

  • David Sanderson
  • Jack C. Chaplin
  • Svetan Ratchev
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 530)


The design and reconfiguration of adaptive production systems is a key driver in modern advanced manufacturing. We summarise the use of an approach from the field of functional modelling to capture the function, behaviour, and structure of a system. This model is an integral part of the Evolvable Assembly Systems architecture, allowing the system to adapt its behaviour in response to changing product requirements. The integrated approach is illustrated with an example taken from a real EAS instantiation.


Architecture Evolvable assembly systems Functional modelling Multi-agent systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Aerospace ManufacturingUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK
  2. 2.Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing Building, Jubilee CampusUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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