COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Simulation, Modelling of Manufacturing Systems
Course Code: 
15MEC274
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Simulation, Modelling of Manufacturing Systems' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction: Introduction to manufacturing systems – Introduction to simulation – applications – System and System Environment – Types of Simulation - Simulation procedure – Examples of simulation.

Introduction to Simulation softwares.

Probability distributions: Review of basic probability and statistics – Probability distributions – Random number generators – Testing of Random numbers.

Unit 2

Analysis of Simulation input data: Data Collection – Statistical analysis of numerical data – Tests for Independence and Identically distributed data - Distribution fitting – selecting a distribution in the absence of data – Modelling discrete probabilities – Demonstration of input modelling using Arena Simulation package.

Model Building of Discrete systems: Modelling Paradigms - Modelling of Structural elements and Operational elements – Modelling issues – Model Verification and Validation.

Unit 3

Applications of Simulation in Manufacturing – Manufacturing Modelling Techniques – Modelling Material Handling system – Model building exercises using Arena - Case study.

Simulation output analysis: Design of Simulation Experiments: Determination of warm up period, Run length, Number of replications - Statistical analysis of simulation output – Terminating and Non-Terminating Simulations – Comparing alternative system designs – Variance reduction Techniques – Simulation Optimization.

  • Law A. W. and Kelton D. W. - ‘Simulation Modeling and Analysis’ - McGraw Hill - 2010 - 5th Edition
  • Kelton D. W., Sadowski R. P. and Sasowski D. A. - ‘Simulation with ARENA’ - McGraw Hill - 2009
  • Banks J., Carson J. S., Nelson B. L. and Nicol D. M. - ‘Discrete Event System Simulation’ - Pearson Education - 2001 - 3rd Edition
  • Viswanathan N. and Narahari Y. - ‘Performance Modeling of Automated Manufacturing Systems’ - Prentice Hall - 1998