Extending Sim# for simulation-based optimisation of semi-automated machinery
J. Karder, A. Scheibenpflug, A. Beham, S. Wagner, M. Affenzeller - Extending Sim# for simulation-based optimisation of semi-automated machinery - International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, 2016
Model building is a fundamental task in simulation-based optimisation. In this paper we demonstrate the application of Sim# in combination with HeuristicLab to optimise semi-automated machinery. On top of Sim#, custom simulation extensions have been implemented and are used to create a simulation model of real world machinery. These extensions enable the design of simulation components that can be reused within different simulation models. This allows to easily create multiple model implementations that reflect different designs of a machine by using a combination of already existing and adapted components. The resulting model is used as an evaluation function for single- and multi-objective optimisation using HeuristicLab. Results for different optimisation targets, e.g. job order, and quality criteria such as set-up time are compared.