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Simulation of energy consumption in the manufacture of a product

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posted on 14.06.2013, 09:28 authored by Yingying Seow, Shahin RahimifardShahin Rahimifard, Elliot WoolleyElliot Woolley
Energy rationalisation, the elimination of unnecessary energy consumption, is becoming increasingly important in a resource constrained world. The use of energy is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and much research has been done to reduce energy use in manufacturing. So as to enable the rationalisation of energy consumption, it is essential that it is understood where energy is being used. This paper describes the design and implementation of a simulation model that has been generated to support the modelling of energy consumption within manufacturing systems. The simulation model allows various 'what-if' scenarios to be investigated thereby enabling engineers to understand the impact of various manufacturing parameters on energy consumption and thus reduce reliance on energy and the production of greenhouse gas emissions. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

History

School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Citation

SEOW, Y., RAHIMIFARD, S. and WOOLLEY, E., 2013. Simulation of energy consumption in the manufacture of a product. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0951192X.2012.749533

Publisher

© Taylor & Francis

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2013

Notes

Closed access. This article was published in the International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing [© Taylor & Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0951192X.2012.749533

ISSN

0951-192X

eISSN

1362-3052

Language

en