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Title:

Simulation Increases Efficiency Of Engine Air-Leak Testing

Authors:

Ravi Lote, Edward J. Williams, Onur M. √úlgen

Published in:

 

(2011).ECMS 2011 Proceedings edited by: T. Burczynski, J. Kolodziej, A. Byrski, M. Carvalho. European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2011 

 

ISBN: 978-0-9564944-2-9

 

25th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation,

Jubilee Conference

Krakow, June 7-10, 2011

 

Citation format:

Lote, R., Williams, E. J., & √úlgen, O. M. (2011). Simulation Increases Efficiency Of Engine Air-Leak Testing. ECMS 2011 Proceedings edited by: T. Burczynski, J. Kolodziej, A. Byrski, M. Carvalho (pp. 563-568). European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2011-0563-0568

DOI:

http://dx.doi.org/10.7148/2011-0563-0568

Abstract:

Discrete-event process simulation has long since earned its place as one of the most powerful and frequently applicable analytical tools available for production process analysis and improvement. Also, the manufacturing economic sector has rapidly become more competitive, requiring both greater economy and greater efficiency of operations. In the present application of simulation, a Tier I automotive industry supplier, beset with these economic pressures, sought to improve the productivity and efficiency of a test-&- inspection line being designed for an automotive engine plant. Simulation was successfully used to design this line to meet stringent requirements of productivity, low original equipment cost, and low operating cost. Via comparison of multiple alternatives, this simulation study identified potential bottlenecks and produced recommendations for their improvement or removal.

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