Accession Number:

ADA063593

Title:

GENMOD. User Manual for Generalized Production Line Modeling Routine

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ PRODUCT ASSURANCE DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

173.0

Abstract:

This report represents a thorough introduction to the modeling and coding techniques needed to effectively use the computer program called GENMOD to analyze the design and performance characteristics of automated production lines. The program was developed by the Product Assurance Directorate, ARRADCOM, and has been used by various organizations to successfully model a wide variety of lines. The intent of this manual is four-fold 1 to explain the general functioning of the program 2 to provide detailed information on each of the building blocks available 3 to present numerous examples of how the blocks are combined to construct production lines and 4 to alert the user to various special features of the program which might prove valuable. For GENMODs purposes, a production line is characterized as a sequence of distinct independent operations that are performed in turn on an identifiable product. Prior to the first operation, this product is considered as nothing more than a pile of raw material and following the last operation it is a finished product. At any point in between, the product is considered semi-processed.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE