A load Scattering Algorithm for Dynamic Routing of Automated Material Handling Systems

Efstathiou, Janet, Ng, Alex K.S. and Lau, Henry Y.K. (2006) A load Scattering Algorithm for Dynamic Routing of Automated Material Handling Systems. In: Proceedings of 2006 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Security, 3-6 November, 2006, Guangzhou, China.

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Abstract

An agent-based dynamic routing strategy for a generic automated material handling systems (AMHS) is developed. The strategy employs an agent-based paradigm in which the control points of a network of AMHS components are modelled as cooperating node agents. With the inherent features of route discovery a set of shortest and near-shortest path, an average-flow route selection algorithm is developed to scatter the load of an AMHS. Their performance is investigated through a detailed simulation study. The performance of the proposed dynamic routing strategy is benchmarked with the shortest path algorithm. The results of the simulation experiments are presented and their performance compared under a number of performance indices including the hop count, flow and ability to balance network loading.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: agent-based dynamic routing, automated material handling system, average-flow route selection algorithm, load scattering algorithm, network load balancing, route discovery, shortest path algorithm
Subject(s): Complexity
Project management
Operations management
Centre: CABDyN Complexity Centre
BT Centre for Major Programme Management
Faculty of Operations Management
Date Deposited: 01 May 2012 14:10
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:07
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/3219

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