Reconfigurable Manufacturing Resource Modeling Technology
How to model reconfigurable resources, how to make manufacturing resources to rapidly form into new production functions and capability is an unsolved problem. Based on current manufacturing resource knowledge representation, in the paper, manufacturing resource ontology modeling method is presented which has considered characteristics of reconfigurable manufacturing system (RMS), configuration changeable and system adjustable. Furthermore, resource description ontology is defined and example model is also presented; after formalize the concepts, attributes and relations of ontology, the knowledge base including ontology base, attribute base and relation base are constructed. The method proposed can provide strong support for reconfiguration and deformation of RMS.
B. R. Zheng et al., "Reconfigurable Manufacturing Resource Modeling Technology", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 341-342, pp. 364-368, 2012