Discrete event simulation enabled high level emulation of a distribution centre
Zhang, James, Le, Vu, Johnston, Michael, Nahavandi, Saeid and Creighton, Doug 2012, Discrete event simulation enabled high level emulation of a distribution centre, in UKSim 2012 : Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, Calif., pp. 470-475.
Emulation facilitates the testing of control systems through the use of a simulation model. Typically emulation has focused on low level control, to ensure that resources within a system are commissioned correctly. Higher level control that deals with complex issues such as throughput, in-system time and stacking, has not received as much attention. In this paper, a higher level agent-based emulation framework was proposed. Then an emulation model for a distribution centre is described that can test distribution centre level algorithms directly. This methodology also allows playback of real world operations, making it an ideal tool to analyse problems with performance of commissioned systems.
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089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
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970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences