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Title: Simulation of energy consumption in the manufacture of a product
Authors: Seow, Yingying
Rahimifard, S.
Woolley, Elliot
Keywords: Energy modelling
Low carbon manufacturing
Energy efficiency
Discrete event simulation
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
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
Abstract: 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.
Description: 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
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1080/0951192X.2012.749533
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12517
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0951192X.2012.749533
ISSN: 0951-192X
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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