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A GENERAL MODEL DESCRIPTION FOR DISCRETE PROCESSES

By S. Jain, R. R. Creasey, J. Himmelspach, K. P. White, M. Fu, Oliver Schönherr and Oliver Rose

Abstract

In this paper, we present an approach for developing a simulation-tool-independent description for discrete processes and for converting such a general model into simulation-tool-specific models. Our aim is to develop models by means of SysML and to build converters from SysML models to models of a large variety of simulation tools. We developed Translator-Plugins for Anylogic, Simcron, Factory Explorer and Flexsim. Based on this architecture, we develop a general model description for discrete processes which permits to create comprehensive scenarios. Modeling can be divided into a structural, a behavioral and a control part. Our main domain is production systems but we show which elements are not domain specific and can be generalized to an approach for a standard to model discrete production planning and control problems. We also test domains like hospitals, logistics and civil engineering.

Year: 2014
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