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Optimal production flow control for a flexible manufacturing system
Author(s): Hui Yun; Sherman X. Bai
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we consider a flexible manufacturing system which consists of one reliable machine and produces two distinct products simultaneously. The machine is assumed to be flexible, i.e. there is no setup time or cost incurred when the machine switches from one product to the other. Therefore, it is possible to switch production as often as necessary between products to achieve any desired production mix within the capacity set. The processing times for individual products are constant and order of magnitude smaller than the planning horizon. We formulate an optimal control problem to regulate the production flow tracing a given set of demand. The problem is then solved exactly using Pontryagin's Minimum Principle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2596, Modeling, Simulation, and Control Technologies for Manufacturing, (21 November 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.227207
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Hui Yun, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Sherman X. Bai, Univ. of Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2596:
Modeling, Simulation, and Control Technologies for Manufacturing
Ronald Lumia, Editor(s)

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