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Dynamic scheduling of flexible manufacturing systems : a study of machine and material handling control strategies

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Dynamic scheduling of flexible manufacturing systems : a study of machine and material handling control strategies

Sivagnanavelu, Devi G (2000) Dynamic scheduling of flexible manufacturing systems : a study of machine and material handling control strategies. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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In recent years there has been an increased interest in automated and Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS). The focus of this research is to develop and test on-line scheduling rules for both machines and material handling sub-systems of an FMS. The scheduling rules use various priority attributes and relevant information concerning the availability status of resources in the decision making process. These rules are dynamic in nature because the priority of a job in the system can change continually. The scheduling rules are applied to control a hypothetical FMS consisting of multiple shared resources for different operating conditions. Simulation is used to model the system and consequently test the performance of different scheduling rules with respect to mean flowtime, consistency of output, and efficient operation of the material handling system. Design of experiments is used to explore the relative effectiveness of scheduling rules on the system performance measures for a variety of experimental conditions.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science > Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Sivagnanavelu, Devi G
Pagination:xiii, 109 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.Sc.)
Program:Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Date:2000
Thesis Supervisor(s):Amiouny, Samir V.
ID Code:1053
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:16
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:18
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