Engineering and Production Management

Virtual Production Models and Simulation

Integrated course, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

• Methodical integration of simulation tools in the production process
• Challenges for the use of simulation tools in the production process
• Typical methods and systems for the simulation of production processes and logistics processes
• Possibilities and limitations of the use of simulation tools in the production process
• Timing conditions and bottlenecks for the implementation of simulation projects in the production process
• Interaction between simulation and shop floor activities

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students are able to:

• Describe the physical and mathematical model fundamentals of simulation tools in production
• Explain the advantages and disadvantages of simulation tools in production and assess any limitations of the different methods
• Present methodological approaches to the use of DiFa, CAPP and production CAx tools in manufacturing processes
• Plan the use of CAx tools in the production process as needed
• Describe the interaction between simulation and shop floor activity taking into account the respective framework conditions

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; S. Vajna, C. Weber, et al.: CAx für Ingenieure: Eine praxisbezogene Einführung; K. Gutenschwager, M. Rabe, et al.: Simulation in Produktion und Logistik: Grundlagen und Anwendungen; S. Wenzel, T. Peter: Simulation in Produktion und Logistik; M. Ram, J. P. Davim: Modeling and Simulation in Industrial Engineering (Management and Industrial Engineering); U. Bracht, D. Geckler, et al.: Digitale Fabrik: Methoden und Praxisbeispiele (VDI-Buch); E. Westkämper, D. Spath, et al.: Digitale Produktion; S. Bangsow: Simulation von Produktionsprozessen; A. M. Law: Simulation Modeling and Analysis; U. S. Dixit, R. Kant: Simulations for Design and Manufacturing; V. Ivanov, Y. Rong, J. Trojanowska, J. Venus, o. Liaposhchenko, J. Zajac, I. Pavlenko, M. Edl, D. Perakovic: Advances in Design, Simulation and Manufacturing;

Mode of delivery

Lectures and tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Advanced Modelling and CAD, Virtual Product Models and Simulation

Assessment methods and criteria

Project works