Simulation of a flexible manufacturing system - Applications of computer operating system techniques

Elaine Strong Acree, Milton L. Smith

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Abstract

Scheduling rules for a specific general purpose Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) were investigated. The primary purpose of this research was to investigate effects and interactions of three types of scheduling rules on FMS performance. The rules included part scheduling on the machines and two resource allocation rules for tool scheduling and cart scheduling. Due to the numerous similarities in the scheduling and resource allocation problems of computer operating systems and the FMS, some techniques from operating systems were applied to the FMS to reduce thrashing, prevent deadlocks and increase cart utilization efficiency. A SLAM simulation model was developed to study the performance of the scheduling rules.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Annual Symposium on Simulation, ANSS 1985
EditorsAnita Miller
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages205-216
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)081860669X
StatePublished - Mar 1 1985
Event18th Annual Symposium on Simulation, ANSS 1985 - Tampa, United States
Duration: Mar 1 1985 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings - Simulation Symposium
ISSN (Print)1080-241X

Conference

Conference18th Annual Symposium on Simulation, ANSS 1985
CountryUnited States
CityTampa
Period03/1/85 → …

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    Acree, E. S., & Smith, M. L. (1985). Simulation of a flexible manufacturing system - Applications of computer operating system techniques. In A. Miller (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th Annual Symposium on Simulation, ANSS 1985 (pp. 205-216). (Proceedings - Simulation Symposium). IEEE Computer Society.