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dc.contributor.advisor Gaafar, Lotfi Masoud, Sherif 2013-02-12T08:53:08Z 2013-02-12T16:00:06Z 2003 Fall en 2013-02-12
dc.description.abstract Agile manufacturing is concerned with thriving in prevailing market conditions by quickly introducing new or modified products. This research deals with the scheduling of an agile manufacturing system (AMS), which performs both machining and assembly, with the objective of minimizing the makespan. The AMS allows the production of high varieties of modular products in small batches and at low costs. This problem is difficult to solve optimally and was solved in literature by heuristic algorithms. In the current research, four novel, genetic algorithms and simulated annealing-based, heuristics – General Genetic Algorithm, General Simulated Annealing, Heuristic Assisted Genetic Algorithm, and Heuristic Assisted Simulated Annealing – are developed to address this scheduling problem. A 23 factorial experiment, replicated twice, is conducted to compare the performance of the proposed and existing heuristics and identify the significant factors that affect the resulting percentage deviation from the lower bound and the frequency of resulting in the best solution. The results show the superiority of the developed heuristics to those existing in literature in addition to identifying the significant factors and interactions. en
dc.format.extent 143 p. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Manufacturing processes en
dc.subject Mathematical models en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.title Agile manufacturing system scheduling using genetic algorithms and simulated annealing en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Mechanical Engineering en
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en
dc.contributor.committeeMember Gaafar, Lotfi

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