Material flow data representation and integration based on STEP
2013 (English)In: Internetworking Indonesia Journal, ISSN 1942-9703, Vol. 5, no 1, 11-19 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A fundamental requirement for executing Discrete Event Simulation (DES) is incorporating a data structure that represents process, product and resource information, and their interrelations. Further, the capability of integrating this data structure with other types of information such as geometry (e.g. for sizes of products or distances of transports) is of vital interest. Manufacturing information is normally not integrated but is heterogeneous and stored in different Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) applications in the factory plant. Therefore this paper aims to describe how to represent the main required operational data of a manufacturing system for DES by using ISO 10303 Application Protocol 214 (STEP AP214) in order to fulfill the mentioned characteristics of data and information. Stochastic properties of manufacturing resources and corresponding processes such as measured cycle time and disturbances information are represented using application module 1274 (ISO 10303-1274) that defines a particular schema for probability distribution representation. A test implementation of the mentioned data including a graphical user interface has been carried out to show the feasibility of the research approach.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 5, no 1, 11-19 p.
Computer aided engineering, Computer applications, Computer integrated manufacturing, Information representation
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-133263ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84884134033OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-133263DiVA: diva2:660625
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 201506252013-10-302013-10-292015-06-25Bibliographically approved