Logistic Simulator for Steel-Making Process
Setting up an adaptable and flexible simulation model for steel-making process is very important to improve production system design and manufacture automation. To assist the decision-makers in steel-making plants, the Logistical simulator for steel-making has been developed using em-Plant software. The Simulator can be used to rapidly model any steel plant, including the movement of the operation equipments and the changes of production parameters. With the help of Simulator, the influences of lay-out changes, process parameters, and changes in planning could be revealed vividly, and the realistic production planning could be created. Results include production Gantt charts, display of cranes track, utilization figures and production statistics. Simulation cases show that the simulator is valid for simulating different steel-making processes, and production states on different conditions can be investigated by using this model.
Zhengyi Jiang, Xianghua Liu and Jinglong Bu
L. M. He and Y. Hu, "Logistic Simulator for Steel-Making Process", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 154-155, pp. 712-715, 2011