Evaluation of Petri net process model representation as a tool of virtual manufacturing

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Abstract

This paper describes an on going research by the authors who are seeking methods to integrate an earlier developed manufacturing process modeling method in the virtual manufacturing (VM) technology. The primary aim is to attach special manufacturability evaluation to modeling of mechanical products. A more or less generic process model is generated for a cluster of manufacturing tasks then manufacturing process entities are created by evaluation of the manufacturing process model using part, form feature, production environment, production planning and cost information. Petri net manufacturing process model representation is used. It has proved to be a versatile virtual manufacturing tool in manufacturing process planning, evaluation of manufacturability and in manufacturing environment design. A process model evaluation procedure is emphasized in the course of which feasibility and resource requirements of the manufacturing are revealed. Firstly, techniques of evaluation of manufacturability, the applied approach to integration of shape and manufacturing process modeling and the related virtual manufacturing concepts are introduced. The process model is outlined and earlier relevant publications of the authors are cited. Then problems and solutions at evaluating of process model in close connection with design and environmental changes are detailed. Following this, integration of the method into a comprehensive virtual manufacturing concept is explained. Finally, main issues and future research plans are concluded.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-183
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 1 (of 5) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 11 1998Oct 14 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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