Determination of vehicle requirements of AGV system based on discrete event simulation and response surface methodology

Jianlin Fu, Jian Zhang*, Guofu Ding, Shengfeng Qin, Haifan Jiang

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Abstract

The determination of AGV vehicle requirements in a manufacturing system has a great impact on the system performance. This paper first defines the AGV vehicle requirement determination as a general optimization problem, and secondly develops a new AGV vehicle requirement determination method capable of effective solving the problem. This method features with the combination of discrete event simulation (DES), sensitivity analysis, fractional factorial design (FFD) and response surface methodology (RSM). Tests and comparisons with other simulation based methods have shown that the proposed method combining the simulation method with analytical method, can make full use of their respective advantages and overcome the defects of existing methods. It is more practical.
Original languageEnglish
Article number095440542199560
Pages (from-to)1425-1436
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Volume235
Issue number9
Early online date20 Feb 2021
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021

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