Proceedings 15th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation (2001)
Lake Arrowhead, California
May 15, 2001 to May 18, 2001
Ye Zhang , Nanyang Technological University
Wentong Cai , Nanyang Technological University
Stephen J. Turner , Nanyang Technological University
When used to simulate manufacturing systems, most existing parallel simulation languages cannot easily implement some features of those systems, such as the scheduling rules of a machine or the sharing of operators by multiple machines. This paper presents the design and implementation of a Parallel Object-oriented Manufacturing Simulation Language, called POMSim. A POMSim simulation is developed by using the concept of classes (entity-types) and inheritance to support iterative design of efficient simulation models. POMSim completely hides all the details of parallel simulation, and provides simple and direct constructs to efficiently model the scheduling rules in manufacturing simulation. It also provides asynchronous method invocation and synchronous function call. POMSim libraries predefine a set of basic classes for manufacturing simulation, each of which represents a particular component in the physical manufacturing system.
parallel simulation language, object-oriented simulation, semiconductor manufacturing, Sematech Data Modeling Standard, POMSim, PARSEC.
Y. Zhang, W. Cai and S. J. Turner, "A Parallel Object-oriented Manufacturing Simulation Language," Proceedings 15th Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Simulation(PADS), Lake Arrowhead, California, 2001, pp. 101.