Method and Tool for Design Process Navigation and Automatic Generation of Simulation Models for Manufacturing Systems

  • Masaru Nakano
  • Fumiko Kubota
  • Yutaka Inamori
  • Keiji Mitsuyuki
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 168)

Abstract

Manufacturing system designers should concentrate on designing and planning manufacturing systems instead of spending their efforts on creating the simulation models to verify the design. This paper proposes a method and its tool to navigate the designers through the engineering process and generate the simulation model automatically from the design results. The design agent also supports collaborative design projects among different companies or divisions with distributed engineering and distributed simulation techniques. The idea was implemented and applied to a factory planning process.

Key words

Manufacturing System Concurrent Engineering Simulation Design Agent 

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Copyright information

© International Federation for Infrmation Processing 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masaru Nakano
    • 1
  • Fumiko Kubota
    • 1
  • Yutaka Inamori
    • 1
  • Keiji Mitsuyuki
    • 2
  1. 1.Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc.Japan
  2. 2.DENSO CorporationJapan

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