A Method for Multi-Scale Modeling of Production Systems

  • M. Neumann
  • C Constantinescu
  • E. Westkämper
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This paper presents our first research steps aiming at the development of a method for multi-scale modeling of production systems. Thereby the importance to support the modeling process is stated and the motivation for the development of such a method is pointed out. This is followed by the analysis of the state of the art concepts for developing a method to model complex systems. The approach to model a system with less experience and effort and the process of multi-scale modeling of a production system are firstly introduced. It concludes with the selection of suitable enabling technologies and a roadmap.


Multi-scale Modeling Factory and Process Planning Production System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Neumann
    • 1
    • 2
  • C Constantinescu
    • 2
  • E. Westkämper
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Excellence advanced Manufacturing Engineering – GSaMEStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation – IPAStuttgartGermany

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