Distributed virtual manufacturing for development of modular machine systems. 

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dc.contributor.author Olofsgård, Petter en
dc.contributor.author Ng, Amos H. C. en
dc.contributor.author Moore, Philip R. en
dc.contributor.author Pu, Junsheng en
dc.contributor.author Wong, Chi Biu en
dc.contributor.author De Vin, Leo J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-24T14:11:16Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-24T14:11:16Z
dc.date.issued 2002-01-01 en
dc.identifier.citation Olofsgård, P. et. al. (2002) Distributed virtual manufacturing for development of modular machine systems. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, 1(2), pp. 141-158.
dc.identifier.issn 0219-6867 en
dc.identifier.issn 1793-6896 (online)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/326
dc.description An outcome of the €4.1M EU Framework VIR-ENG research project (Contract Number: EP25444) authored and led by DMU. Collaborators included Volvo (Car & Truck), Volvo Automation/Euromaint, Honeywell Controls and Delfoi. The integrated information support systems for machine design, control and support environments were demonstrated on a pilot assembly cell in Volvo (jan-olof.lundgren@euromaint.se Research / ICT manager Euromaint – formerly Volvo Automation) and featured in workshop at Volvo Automation demonstrating VIR-ENG results to some 50 industrialists. Selected from 200 papers from 7th Mechatronics Forum International Conference, USA, for a Special issue on Virtual Manufacturing (International Society of Agile Manufacturing). en
dc.description.abstract To support all phases of an agile modular manufacturing machine life cycle with CAE and Virtual Manufacturing tools, a number of different engineering applications (e.g. specialist software based tools) are typically used for design, simulation, analysis, programming, control and monitoring of a machine. These applications mainly exist today as small applications islands where each of them manages their own data. When a manufacturing machine is designed, simulated, programmed, analyzed, tested, or operated, the information, connected to that specific machine, used and generated by each application island is stored separately by each application. These application islands often use different storage technologies. Each one of the applications has an information structure to separate the information connected to each machine; however, they do not necessarily use the same information structure. Another issue concerning these applications is the functionality that is implemented in them to manage information; namely, processes such as store, retrieve, search, permissions, etc. The functionality for one process is the same in all applications that has the process implemented. But the implementation of the process functionality may differ, due to misinterpretation of the functionality specification and regular implementation bugs, which could lead to problem with integrity and consistency of the data. Applications that make use of newer information technologies, such as databases and software development tools can simplify the implementation of the functionality but each application still has to implement their own version of the functionality. This paper presents a research investigation focused on the development of a distributed integration platform that supports the whole life cycle of agile modular machine systems, which includes the design, simulation, programming, analysis, machine operation and re-configuration. The environment supports distributed management and storage of information in a system-wide library, information management and storage that is machine oriented, not application oriented, and information storage structured as reusable components to enable reuse of information and know-how that is produced throughout the life cycle of machines.
dc.description.abstract To support all phases of an agile modular manufacturing machine life cycle with CAE and Virtual Manufacturing tools, a number of different engineering applications (e.g. specialist software based tools) are typically used for design, simulation, analysis, programming, control and monitoring of a machine. These applications mainly exist today as small applications islands where each of them manages their own data. When a manufacturing machine is designed, simulated, programmed, analyzed, tested, or operated, the information, connected to that specific machine, used and generated by each application island is stored separately by each application. These application islands often use different storage technologies. Each one of the applications has an information structure to separate the information connected to each machine; however, they do not necessarily use the same information structure. Another issue concerning these applications is the functionality that is implemented in them to manage information; namely, processes such as store, retrieve, search, permissions, etc. The functionality for one process is the same in all applications that has the process implemented. But the implementation of the process functionality may differ, due to misinterpretation of the functionality specification and regular implementation bugs, which could lead to problem with integrity and consistency of the data. Applications that make use of newer information technologies, such as databases and software development tools can simplify the implementation of the functionality but each application still has to implement their own version of the functionality. This paper presents a research investigation focused on the development of a distributed integration platform that supports the whole life cycle of agile modular machine systems, which includes the design, simulation, programming, analysis, machine operation and re-configuration. The environment supports distributed management and storage of information in a system-wide library, information management and storage that is machine oriented, not application oriented, and information storage structured as reusable components to enable reuse of information and know-how that is produced throughout the life cycle of machines.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher World Scientific Publishing en
dc.subject RAE 2008
dc.subject UoA 28 Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering
dc.title Distributed virtual manufacturing for development of modular machine systems.  en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219686702000131 en
dc.researchgroup Mechatronics Research


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