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DOI: 10.4230/OASIcs.iPMVM.2020.15
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-137640
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2021/13764/
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Glatt, Moritz ; Ravani, Bahram ; Aurich, Jan C.

Physics Simulation of Material Flows: Effects on the Performance of a Production System

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Abstract

In cyber-physical production systems, material flows show complexity due to varying physical aspects of transported work pieces and autonomously selected transport routes. As a result, physically induced disturbances that may lead to delays or damages are hard to predict. The on-line usage of a physics engine offers potential to derive material flow parameters that enable safe transports with optimized accelerations. Previous work showed the feasibility of this approach and potential operational benefits through faster material flows. In consequence, the scope of this paper is to apply discrete-event simulation to investigate whether physics simulation of material flows leads to positive impacts on production system performance indicators such as throughput times and capacity utilization. The results indicate that increased velocity and acceleration of material flows can positively influence these indicators. In consequence, applying physics simulation to ensure safe transports with such high velocities and accelerations can improve the overall performance of a production system.

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@InProceedings{glatt_et_al:OASIcs.iPMVM.2020.15,
  author =	{Glatt, Moritz and Ravani, Bahram and Aurich, Jan C.},
  title =	{{Physics Simulation of Material Flows: Effects on the Performance of a Production System}},
  booktitle =	{2nd International Conference of the DFG International Research Training Group 2057 – Physical Modeling for Virtual Manufacturing (iPMVM 2020)},
  pages =	{15:1--15:26},
  series =	{Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-183-2},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{89},
  editor =	{Garth, Christoph and Aurich, Jan C. and Linke, Barbara and M\"{u}ller, Ralf and Ravani, Bahram and Weber, Gunther H. and Kirsch, Benjamin},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2021/13764},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-137640},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.iPMVM.2020.15},
  annote =	{Keywords: Physics simulation, discrete-event simulation, cyber-physical production systems}
}

Keywords: Physics simulation, discrete-event simulation, cyber-physical production systems
Collection: 2nd International Conference of the DFG International Research Training Group 2057 – Physical Modeling for Virtual Manufacturing (iPMVM 2020)
Issue Date: 2021
Date of publication: 27.04.2021


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