Modeling a complex production line using virtual cells

Luís Pinto Ferreira, Enrique Ares Gómez, Gustavo Peláez Lourido, Benny Tjahjono

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This chapter presents modeling and simulation of a complex multistage multiproduct production line with four closed loop networks configuration, which also act as a virtual cell. This allows for a greater understanding of the functions within the production line through the simplification of the production flow with the addition of buffers between the cells. Virtual cells are crucial in this instance due to the dynamic configuration, which could help production system designers in optimizing the complex configuration of production.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
EditorsSio-Iong Ao, Len Gelman
Number of pages13
Volume130 LNEE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4614-2317-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4614-2316-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference in Electrical Engineering and Intelligent Systems, (WCE 2011). - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Jul 20118 Jul 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume130 LNEE
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


ConferenceInternational Conference in Electrical Engineering and Intelligent Systems, (WCE 2011).
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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