Multimodal Processes Cyclic Steady States Scheduling
This paper describes a multimodal transportation network (MTN) in which several unimodal networks (AGVs, hoists, lifts, suspended monorail systems, etc.) interact each other via common shared workstations as to provide a variety of demand-responsive workpiece transportation/handling services. The set of transport modes provides connection support for production flows treated as agents trying to realize their origin-destination routes in the MTN. The aim is to provide a declarative model enabling to state a constraint satisfaction problem aimed at multimodal transportation processes (MTP) scheduling, while servicing production flows. In other words, assuming a given topology of MTN, the main objective is to provide the declarative modeling framework enabling to refine conditions guaranteeing the MTP cyclic steady states reachability.
Keywordsmultimodal cyclic processes declarative modeling constraints programming cyclic scheduling
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