Title page for ETD etd-04272010-020111
|Type of Document
||Use of simulation-animation techniques in the design of an automated guided vehicle system
||Master of Engineering
||Industrial and Systems Engineering
|Reasor, Roderick J.
|Estes, Carl B.
|Tew, Jeffrey D.
- Automated guided vehicle systems
|Date of Defense
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) are becoming an
increasingly popular system for performing materials
handling functions in industry today. The design and
implementation of an Automated Guided Vehicle System (AGVS)
is a complex issue and involves many aspects. It is highly
advisable to design and plan the system prior to its
implementation. This project considers some of the key
issues and parameters in the initial design phase of an AGVS
for a company manufacturing anti lock braking systems for
automobiles. The design of the AGVS is carried out using
simulation-animation techniques. PROMODEL pc, a popular
manufacturing simulator is used for developing the
simulation models. Different AGVS alternatives are
considered. A multi-attribute framework is used for
developing and analyzing the AGVS alternatives. The
recommended AGVS design alternative is chosen based on
economic justification and satisfaction of the company's
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