ECE Course Outline
Manufacturing Systems Design (3-0-3)
- Catalog Description
- Analytic and simulation tools for design, control and optimization of manufacturing systems. Discrete event dynamic systems and optimization.
- Cassandras & Lafortune, Introduction to Discrete Event Systems (2nd edition), Kluwer, 1999. ISBN 9780387333328 (required)
- Topical Outline
Introduction (1 week) The importance of optimization in manufacturing Production control strategies The relationship between design, control and optimization The role of simulation in systems optimization The Manufacturing Layout Problem (3 weeks) Cell design and machine grouping within a cell Inter-cell layout problems and resource allocation Optimization methods: simulated annealing and genetic algorithms Resource Allocation Problems (4 weeks) Resource allocation in manufacturing systems Modeling by discrete event dynamic systems Perturbation analysis Petri networks and event graphs Cycle-time optimization Numerical simulation and optimization techniques Supply Managament and Control (3 weeks) Inventory and backlogging Uncertain yield times and their effects on production schedules Optimal supply managament: numerical algorithms Scheduling Problems (3 weeks) NP hardness and instability The perturbation problem and sensitivity analysis Numerical optimization
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