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International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing


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International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing (3 papers in press)


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  • An Evaluation approach for modules developed from Design Structure Matrix   Order a copy of this article
    by Ying LI, Baosheng Ying, Zhijun Rong, Binbin DAN, Ming LI, Feng XIANG 
    Abstract: The main characteristics of its components and their interaction are represented in products architecture. A modular architecture can enhance the whole design cycle of a product. The idea of module identification is to minimize interactions between modules and maximize component interconnection within each module. Clustering DSM is a popular analysis technique for modularity. To assess the clustering efficiency, a new index of Cce is tendered to deal with a numerical DSM, as well as a binary DSM. A case study of a motorcycle engine of 17 parts is analyzed using the proposed assessment to get a better clustering result, which validates the feasibility of the evaluation approach.
    Keywords: Design Structure matrix; product architecture; clustering assessment.

Special Issue on: I3M2017 Smart Manufacturing Systems Theories, Advances and Applications

  • Multiple-model description and generalized algorithm of ship-building wharf scheduling   Order a copy of this article
    by Boris Sokolov, Vyacheslav Zelentsov, Semen Potryasaev, Vladimir Kalinin, Oleg Tolpegin 
    Abstract: We present a new multiple-model description and generalized algorithm of ship-building wharf scheduling. This description is represented as a special case of the job-shop-scheduling problem with dynamically distributed jobs, resources, flows, structures. The approach is based on a natural dynamic decomposition of the problem and its solution with the help of a modified form of continuous maximum principle coupled with combinatorial optimization.
    Keywords: ship-building wharf; integrated modelling; natural dynamic decomposition; maximum principle; job-shop scheduling; optimal control; combinatorial optimization.

    by Youssef Bouanan, Seghir Zerguini, Nathalie Gaussier 
    Abstract: This article aims to respond to growing concerns about sustainable urbanization, which in recent years have generated a need for prospective assessment in the field of transport and land-use planning, by predicting future land-use development. We introduce a Land Use model (part LU of a Land Use Transport Interaction model) which aims to simulate households and economic activities location choice within an urban system. We use the agent-based approach to simulate location choices to account for land use changes and to estimate residential and economic activities location. This is a dynamic bottom-up approach with the households and the firms as their basic components. The MUST-B model considers the agents location choices according to the utility theory and the equilibrium between real estate supply and demand. The model is used to simulate urban land-use development in the urban area of Bordeaux, France.
    Keywords: Land use; agent-based modeling; location choice; accessibility; decision support system.