Simulation in a CIM environment: Structure for analysis and real-time control

Catherine Mary Harmonosky, Dean C. Barrick

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The general considerations involved when applying simulation as an analysis tool and potential real-time control tool in the CIM (computer-integrated manufacturing) environment are discussed. Using simulation as an analysis tool in a CIM environment requires specific consideration of the computer communication structure. When computer communication controls and delays are accurately modeled, the insight gained can significantly guide future communication network modifications or upgrades. An example is presented that illustrates the advantage of the simulation insight. Analysis indicates that a simple modification to the system considered yields system performance improvements equal to the improvements of a much more difficult modification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWinter Simul Conf Proc 1988
EditorsMichael A. Abrams, Peter L. Haigh, John C. Comfort
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0911801421
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings - 1988 - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Dec 12 1988Dec 14 1988

Publication series

NameWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0275-0708


OtherWinter Simulation Conference Proceedings - 1988
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Applied Mathematics


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