System reliability evaluation for a multi-state manufacturing network considering finite buffer capacity

Ping Chen Chang*, Yi-Kuei Lin, Ding Hsiang Huang

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Abstract

This paper addresses the system reliability evaluation for a multi-state manufacturing network (MMN), where the system reliability is defined as probability of demand satisfaction. To avoid the MMN from blocking and starving, we consider a buffer station with finite capacity previous to the bottleneck workstation. We first generate the minimal capacity vector that workstations should provide to satisfy demand. Subsequently, the 'out-and-in matrix' is proposed to calculate the capacity usage of a buffer station and thus we may evaluate the buffer reliability. In terms of the minimal capacity vector and buffer reliability, the system reliability can be derived. Experimental results show that the system reliability will be decreased with finite buffer capacity than with infinite buffer capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRQD 2014 - Proceedings - 20th ISSAT International Conference Reliability and Quality in Design
EditorsHoang Pham
PublisherInternational Society of Science and Applied Technologies
Pages166-169
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780991057603
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event20th ISSAT International Conference Reliability and Quality in Design, RQD 2014 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 7 Aug 20149 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameRQD 2014 - Proceedings - 20th ISSAT International Conference Reliability and Quality in Design

Conference

Conference20th ISSAT International Conference Reliability and Quality in Design, RQD 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle
Period7/08/149/08/14

Keywords

  • Finite buffer capacity
  • Multi-state manufacturing network (MMN)
  • Out-and-in matrix
  • System reliability

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