Determination of vehicle requirements of AGV system based on discrete event simulation and response surface methodology

Fu, Jianlin, Zhang, Jian, Ding, Guofu, Qin, Sheng-feng and Jiang, Haifan (2021) Determination of vehicle requirements of AGV system based on discrete event simulation and response surface methodology. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture. 095440542199560. ISSN 0954-4054 (In Press)

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Abstract

The determination of AGV vehicle requirements in a manufacturing system has a great impact on the system performance. This paper first defines the AGV vehicle requirement determination as a general optimization problem, and secondly develops a new AGV vehicle requirement determination method capable of effective solving the problem. This method features with the combination of discrete event simulation (DES), sensitivity analysis, fractional factorial design (FFD) and response surface methodology (RSM). Tests and comparisons with other simulation based methods have shown that the proposed method combining the simulation method with analytical method, can make full use of their respective advantages and overcome the defects of existing methods. It is more practical.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: automated guided vehicle (AGV), discrete event simulation, response surface methodology, simulation optimization
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 15:59
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 14:42
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45568

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