Interoperability for Simulation of Sustainable Manufacturing
Paper in proceedings, 2010

Sustainability has become a very significant research topic, it impacts many different manufacturing industries. To achieve sustainable manufacturing, designing manufacturing systems that have less negative impact on the environment is critical. Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is an essential ingredient for success of sustainable manufacturing through its ability to predict the effect of implementing certain facility, process, and product actions. M&S for sustainable manufacturing requires the exchange of information with a variety of manufacturing systems, applications, and databases. M&S also provides appropriate models and methods to tailor algorithms for performing accurate transformations of the data. This paper introduces a methodology to support interoperability among simulation tools and other manufacturing systems that support sustainability. The methodology describes how to collect and process the identified data in order to make it reusable for M&S stud-ies to achieve sustainable manufacturing. Three potential case studies are identified and discussed as a scope for future work.

Information model

Sustainable manufacturing

Modeling and simulation



Guodong Shao

Nils Bengtsson

Björn Johansson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Production Systems

Proceedings of the 2010 Spring Simulation Multi-Conference

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Environmental Engineering

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance




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