Automated simulator development: A strategy for modeling modular housing production
Abbreviated Journal Title
automated simulation modeling; generic modeling; reusable simulation; housing; Construction & Building Technology; Engineering, Civil
This paper describes an automated approach for developing discrete event simulation models for the modular housing industry. A modular home is produced in a factory and is transported to the construction site in modules. The manufacturing process is complex, combining line flow product movement with a complex precedence network and physical constraints. This paper describes elements commonly found in modular manufacturing and summarizes an approach for automating the model development process using ProModel and Visual Basic. A case study is presented to verify advantages, which include a substantial reduction in model development time and improved modeling consistency and quality. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Automation in Construction
"Automated simulator development: A strategy for modeling modular housing production" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7463.