IJAT Vol.3 No.1 pp. 77-83
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2009.p0077


Simulator for Reuse of Mechanical Parts with Network Agents

Hiroyuki Hiraoka and Atsushi Tanaka

Faculty of Science and Engineering, Chuo University
1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 112-8551, Japan

September 20, 2008
November 3, 2008
January 5, 2009
reuse, life cycle simulation, network agent, rfid, sustainable production

We propose promoting parts reuse using a part agent consisting of a network agent and radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags to manage parts life cycles, which leads to sustainable production. The part agent advises users on parts reuse and promoting reused parts circulation. We developed a simulator to simulate individual parts behavior in their life cycles. In simulation, a part agent makes decisions based on predicted part behavior and user preference in maintenance handling. A part simulation model represents the behavior of individual parts.

Cite this article as:
Hiroyuki Hiraoka and Atsushi Tanaka, “Simulator for Reuse of Mechanical Parts with Network Agents,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.3, No.1, pp. 77-83, 2009.
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