An Algorithm for Calculating Expected Production Function and other Similar Functions for a Flexible Manufacturing System

  • Vinod Kumar Carleton University, Ottawa
  • J. N. Kapoor Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Keywords: Algorithm, Production Function, Flexible Manufacturing System

Abstract

The fact that for the case when the number of machines in each group is the same, the expected production function is a symmetric function of scaled workloads, is exploited to express this function in terms of the, basic symmetric functions of the loads. The same technique is suggested for calculating the probability of all the machines being found busy and the variance of the proportion of busy machines in the system.

Author Biographies

Vinod Kumar, Carleton University, Ottawa
School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
J. N. Kapoor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Department of Mathematics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur-208016
Published
2010-05-06
How to Cite
KumarV., & KapoorJ. (2010). An Algorithm for Calculating Expected Production Function and other Similar Functions for a Flexible Manufacturing System. Defence Science Journal, 36(3), 243-255. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.36.5974
Section
General Papers