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Title: Method for distributed agent-based non-expert simulation of manufacturing process behavior

Abstract

A method for distributed agent based non-expert simulation of manufacturing process behavior on a single-processor computer comprises the steps of: object modeling a manufacturing technique having a plurality of processes; associating a distributed agent with each the process; and, programming each the agent to respond to discrete events corresponding to the manufacturing technique, wherein each discrete event triggers a programmed response. The method can further comprise the step of transmitting the discrete events to each agent in a message loop. In addition, the programming step comprises the step of conditioning each agent to respond to a discrete event selected from the group consisting of a clock tick message, a resources received message, and a request for output production message.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175161
Patent Number(s):
6826518
Application Number:
09/399,540
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G05 - CONTROLLING G05B - CONTROL OR REGULATING SYSTEMS IN GENERAL
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06Q - DATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Ivezic, Nenad, and Potok, Thomas E. Method for distributed agent-based non-expert simulation of manufacturing process behavior. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Ivezic, Nenad, & Potok, Thomas E. Method for distributed agent-based non-expert simulation of manufacturing process behavior. United States.
Ivezic, Nenad, and Potok, Thomas E. Tue . "Method for distributed agent-based non-expert simulation of manufacturing process behavior". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175161.
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