Research on simplified modelling strategy for virtual commissioning

Peter Hoffmann*, Reimar Schumann, Talal M A Maksoud, Giuliano C. Premier

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    Virtual commissioning (VC) of manufacturing systems has been a research topic for more than a decade, but there are still problems in accomplishing a VC; especially in respect to the effort needed to build a simulation model. To date the design of simulation models requires a considerable effort from skilled experts in each enterprise which seeks to use VC. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) usually do not have those experts. This fact and the significant effort typically make VC unattractive to SMEs. To overcome this problem it is necessary to provide sufficiently detailed simulation models of manufacturing systems, in a more cost effective and accessable way. This paper proposes changes in the way simulation models are generated and presents new concepts for simplified and systematic design of manufacturing system models for VC based on standardised recipes formalising design of mechatronic component models from CAD data.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication24th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2012
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event24th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2012 - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 19 Sept 201221 Sept 2012


    Conference24th European Modeling and Simulation Symposium, EMSS 2012


    • CAD
    • Manufacturing systems
    • Simulation model building
    • Virtual commissioning


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