Continuous versus discrete flow of parts in a production dipole. Exact transient analysis

A simple production line composed of two identical failure prone machines separated by a buffer is studied. In one case, a continuous flux of parts is produced by both machines while in the other case, it is assumed that each machine produces parts one by one with a processing time which is exponentially distributed. By analytically comparing the results obtained in both situations, the operation regime for which the hydrodynamical model is a consistent analytical tool to model discrete flows is characterized. The comparison also indicate that continuous versus production flows coincide for high production rates.


Year:
1995
Publisher:
IEEE
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Ecole Polytechnique Federale de, Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Conference code: 44353
Export Date: 6 December 2012
Source: Scopus
CODEN: 85ROA
Language of Original Document: English
Correspondence Address: Salama, Y.; Ecole Polytechnique Federale de, Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Scopus: 2-s2.0-0029515666
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