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dc.contributor.authorKhan, M. Khurshid*
dc.contributor.authorHussain, I.*
dc.contributor.authorNoor, S.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-06T10:21:42Z
dc.date.available2016-10-06T10:21:42Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationKhan MK, Hussain I and Noor S (2011) A knowledge based methodology for planning and designing of a flexible manufacturing system (FMS). International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems. 13(1): 95-110.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/9521
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dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a Knowledge-Based (KB) integrated approach for planning and designing of number of machining centres, selection of material handling system, layout and networking architecture and cost analysis for a Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS). The KB model can be applied for integrating the decision issues at both the planning and designing stages of an FMS for three types of layouts (single row, double row, and loop) and three MHS types (robot-conveyor, AGV-conveyor and a hybrid AGV-robot-conveyor). The KB methodology starts from a suitable information input, which includes demand per year of part types, part type’s information, machining centre’s calculation, Material Handling System (MHS) selection, machining centre’s layout selection, networking selection and financial analysis. The KB methodology is developed by using AM, an expert system shell, and contains over 1500 KB rules. The performance of the system has been verified and validated through four published and four industrial case studies, respectively. The validation results from industry show that the KB methodology is capable of considering detailed design inputs and is able to assist in designing and selecting a practical FMS. It is concluded that a KB system for the present FMS application is a viable and efficient methodology.en_US
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dc.subjectFMS; MHS; Knowledge-based system; Machining centres; Layout; Networking; Validationen_US
dc.titleA knowledge based methodology for planning and designing of a flexible manufacturing system (FMS)en_US
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