This course provides students with an overview of the planning, design, implementation, and control of flexible manufacturing systems. It discusses the concept of flexible manufacturing and types of manufacturing systems such as cellular manufacturing and the application of various artificial intelligence techniques to the design of cellular manufacturing systems. It also includes an overview of the basic components of flexible manufacturing systems: selection of automated material handling systems, part type selection and tool allocation models, workpieces and tools routing, capacity planning, and scheduling for flexible manufacturing systems. (Equivalent to MEC 813)
Weekly Contact: Lab:1 hr. Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1