The performance of a flexible assembly system consisting of a set of work stations linked by a set of transporter stations is modeled by a Markovian queueing network in steady state. Its optimal behavior is characterized such that the throughput rate from the system is maximized, while the probability of finding an arbitrary workpiece waiting inside either each work station or each transporter station in addition to an allowable lenght of time will be sufficiently close to zero.
Volume Subject Area:13th Design Automation Conference
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