Computer simulation and analysis of production line with two unreliable full batch machines and a finite buffer
Author(s)Zheng, Ying, S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Stanley B. Gershwin.
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This paper investigates computer simulations of deterministic and exponential models of a production line with full-batch processing and a finite buffer in order to validate the theoretical models already developed, and to gain more insight to the production line behavior through the simulations. The steady-state overall production rate is the performance measure that is used to compare systems. The effects of buffer size, repair rate, and machine size on the production rate; the conditions of ergodicity; and the differences between the deterministic model and the exponential model are discussed.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2006.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 34).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology