Module Title:   Manufacturing Systems Simulation

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4082M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   School of Engineering

Principal Co-ordinator:   Prof MK Khan

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

Aims:
To study the concepts of discrete-event modelling and simulation in the context of manufacturing Systems. To develop modelling approaches and simulation models that address a wide variety of manufacturing environments

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
The learning consists of lectures with hands on building of simulation models in the classroom. The assessment strategy focuses on two aspect: on the understanding of core theoretical concepts of simulation through a closed book examination; and the understanding of building simulation models though a group project.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

have knowledge and understanding of the role of simulation in the manufacturing and applications of discrete-event modelling and simulation.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

create a simulation model for a wide variety of manufacturing environments (batch, line, flow, assembly, FMS). You will also have detailed knowledge on the science behind simulation, in terms of probabilities and statistics.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

create a simulation model for many environments beyond manufacturing, and use the appropriate software.

  Examination - closed book 1.50 50%
 
  Examination - closed book
  Coursework   50%
 
  Group project (1500 wd/student) using CAE tools to analyse application of given manufacturing system

Outline Syllabus:
Concept of modelling and simulation. Types of simulation models, definitions of event, activity, entity, process, attributes/etc used in discrete event simulation. Introduction to statistics, probabilities, confidence intervals/confidence levels, probability distributions. Approaches to discrete event simulation, through a `hand` example. Types of simulation software tools and their essential requirements. The simulation process wrt building a model. Basic modelling concepts and techniques, through building simulation models in classroom lecture/tutorial. Simulation software facilities for animation, presentation, model testing and debugging, execution and result`s analysis. The use of statistical techniques to analyse Input and Output data for terminating and non-terminating manufacturing systems, and to compare/contrast of alterative simulation systems. The use of variance reduction techniques for improving simulation models.

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