This paper is concerned with the optimization of tool requirements in flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs). The main aim is to determine the best tool spectrum (i.e. the number of duplicates for each tool type to be provided) considering different layouts of the tool management area (tool rooms). The optimization method is based on the reciprocal interaction between a genetic algorithm (GA) and the simulation model of the FMS considered. Thus, the results proposed refer to the efficacy of the technique adopted and its practical application to tool management.
|Autori:||BRAGLIA M; ZAVANELLA L.|
|Titolo:||Experiences and issues in evaluating tool requirements using Genetic Algorithms|
|Anno del prodotto:||1999|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/095372899233091|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|